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Basil Tomato Salad Recipe
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Basil Tomato Salad Recipe

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This summer side with its fresh tasting tomatoes and basil make it irresistible. Your family will gobble it up.—USA Rice Council, Houston, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups cooked rice, cooled
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 166 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 202 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, basil, salt and pepper. Add rice, tomatoes, cucumber and onion; toss. Serve chilled. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Basil Tomato Salad in Country Woman March/April 1993, p40

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 166 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 202 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 1, 2013

So great!!! I did make a couple changes though by using chives instead of onion since its what I had on hand. I also added three small very fine,y chopped cloves of garlic and a large handful of chopped arugula I wanted to use up. Because of the extra volume the arugula added I upped the dressing to 3 tbs oil and vinegar each. Oh and I used red wine vinegar and dried basil.

It. Was. Amazing. I will make this again and again. It was easy and uses many of my farmers market stapled!!

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