Herbed Tomato and Cheese Salad Recipe

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A flavorful combination of ingredients and a tangy garlic-laced dressing makes this salad a mouthwatering delight;—Sharon Miller, Olivenhain, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 5 large fresh tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 6 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 209 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 362mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Place tomato wedges in a shallow dish. Cover with the green pepper, onion, cheese and olives. Sprinkle with basil. In a small bowl, whisk dressing ingredients. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Herbed Tomato and Cheese Salad in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p14

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