Simple Tomato Basil Salad

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"During tomato season, I am always looking for new ways to use the tomatoes up. This is as the title claims "simple" and fresh tasting."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (121.1 g)
  • Calories 80.6
  • Total Fat - 7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 5.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 3 g
  • Protein - 1 g
  • Calcium - 13.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 16 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Slice tomatoes in half and toss in a bowl with the remaining ingredients.

Step 2

Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Tomato, garlicky, and lemony salad that is delicious. Love the simplicity which is ever so quick to put together in a pinch. Used a combination of homegrown and store bought tomatoes, but by far, the homegrown shined. Great on its own and I’m having it again tomorrow with a green salad. Thank you, Bea, for sharing. Made it for Billboard and What’s on the Menu tag games.

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(26 Oct 2022)


I made as written using a variety of homegrown cherry and normal tomatoes. Such a simple yet flavoursome salad to make which was enjoyed by everyone here.

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(16 Feb 2016)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

Simple? Perhaps, but it is so refreshing. My Orange tomato plant is the only one producing this year but they keep coming. I cut the recipe back to, two, small side salads. Really added to our dinner. 15 August 15 Made again as a side salad to burger - perfect.

(14 Aug 2013)

Derf "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen

very refreshing salad, great way to use my hanging plant yellow cherry tomatoes! very much enjoyed.

(13 Aug 2013)