Plum Tomatoes with Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe
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Plum Tomatoes with Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

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Sliced plum tomatoes and red onion are tossed with a homemade vinaigrette to create this summery salad. Fresh basil adds the flavorful finishing touch. —Ann Sobotka of Glendale, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 6 medium plum or heirloom tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, snipped

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 114 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 93mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, gently combine tomatoes and onion. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, oil, sugar, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Pour over tomato mixture; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with basil. Serve at room temperature with a slotted spoon. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Plum Tomatoes with Balsamic Vinaigrette in Light & Tasty June/July 2002, p27

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ebramkamp User ID: 702841 248741
Reviewed May. 28, 2016

"My husband loved this. The second time I made this I added some freshly shaved parmesan cheese and served it on top of grilled bread slices like a bruschetta. Seriously delicious."

contrarywife User ID: 2675625 51354
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2012

"Great for a light, fresh side dish. This is a keeper! I'm sure it would be good with cucumbers added too."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 38439
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2011

"A good quick side."

greekgeek User ID: 2889301 85892
Reviewed May. 27, 2009

"add cucumbers"

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