Basil Broccoli/Tomato Platter Recipe
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Basil Broccoli/Tomato Platter Recipe

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My family especially loves this at the end of summer, during the peak of tomato season.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:6-8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 5 fresh tomatoes, peeled and sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced into rings
  • 2 pounds fresh broccoli, cut into florets, cooked
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh minced basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • Pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 181 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 481 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. In a large shallow dish or 13-in. x 9-in. pan, layer tomatoes and onion along one side; place broccoli on the other side.
  2. In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients; pour over vegetables. Cover and chill for several hours, occasionally spooning dressing over vegetables. Serve vegetables on lettuce-lined platter if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Basil Broccoli/Tomato Platter in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994

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