Creamy Sliced Tomatoes Recipe
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Creamy Sliced Tomatoes Recipe

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This is a family favorite that's also popular with friends. It's a pretty presentation, perfect as a side dish. The basil and cool creamy dressing make the dish tasty and refreshing.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil or 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil, divided
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 6 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced into rings

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 168 calories, 16 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 113 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, cream and half of the basil. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. Just before serving, arrange lettuce, tomatoes and onions on individual salad plates. Drizzle dressing over. Sprinkle with remaining basil. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Sliced Tomatoes in Taste of Home August/September 1993, p27

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Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"Simple and terrific! I used a blender for the dressing ingredients, which can be done ahead to save time and fuss. Be sure to use FRESH basil, though, it makes all the difference. Great recipe for a summer evening's dinner on the porch."

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