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Basil Cherry Tomatoes

 Basil Cherry Tomatoes
I especially like this light, refreshing salad in summer when cherry tomatoes from the garden are in abundance.—Melissa Stevens, Elk River, Minnesota
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 10 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (calculated without salt) equals 42 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 14 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 vegetable.