Basil Cherry Tomatoes Recipe
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Basil Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

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I especially like this light, refreshing salad in summer when cherry tomatoes from the garden are in abundance.—Melissa Stevens, Elk River, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lettuce leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 42 calories, 2g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 14mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 vegetable


  1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, basil, oil, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Serve on lettuce if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Basil Cherry Tomatoes in Quick Cooking July/August 2000, p17

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Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"I have made this several times and it is always a hit Great change of pace from the traditional green salad and it is pretty."

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"Really good"

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