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Creamy Sliced Tomatoes

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


  • 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


  • In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, cream and half of the basil. Cover and refrigerate.
  • Just before serving, arrange lettuce, tomatoes and onions on individual salad plates. Drizzle dressing over. Sprinkle with remaining basil.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 168 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • 2124arizona
    May 7, 2017

    Simple enough using fresh ingredients!

  • cwbuff
    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.