Basil & Heirloom Tomato Toss Recipe
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Basil & Heirloom Tomato Toss Recipe

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I came up with this garden-fresh salad to showcase the heirloom tomatoes and peppers we raised for our stall at the farmers market. Try out other types of basil like lemon, lime, licorice and cinnamon. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time:15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time:15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 large heirloom tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 162 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 449mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fat, 1 vegetable.


  1. In a large bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients until blended. Add remaining ingredients; toss gently to combine. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Basil & Heirloom Tomato Toss in Simple & Delicious June/July 2016

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