Tomatoes seem in overabundance in summer, gardens are over-run with them as the summer heat induces high yields. Tomatoes are considered a fruit botanically, but a vegetable in the kitchen. Either way, vine ripened tomatoes are mouthwatering and nutritious. Make good use of juicy vine ripened tomatoes them in this delicious summer tomato recipe.
Ingredients for the Tomato Basil Salad Recipe
- 6-cups sliced ripe tomatoes
- ½-cup olive oil
- ½-cup chopped raw basil leaves
- ¼-cup apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice
- 1-teaspoon sea salt
- 1-teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2-medium cucumbers peeled and sliced (optional)
Directions for Making the Tomato Basil Salad
Combine all ingredients on a large bowl. Serve with other summer menu foods or alone.
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