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Fresh Tomato and Basil Salad (50 Calories per Serving)

Updated on August 3, 2012

As summer comes, I am always looking for fresh, refreshing salads and nothing says summer like an abundance of tomatoes. This is an easy tomato salad that you can make from the ingredients in your own garden. The combination of sweet vinegars, cool tomatoes and the right hint of fresh basil and onions are tangy enough to pairs with a grilled chicken or a cool pasta dish.

5 stars from 1 rating of Fresh Tomato and Basil Salad

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: Serves 4 people approximately 3/4 cups.


  • 3 Cups Tomatos, Chopped
  • 4 Leaves Basil, Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Onion, Chopped


  1. This is a simple copy and serve recipes. Just combine all dry ingredients chopped in a bowl and combines with the vinegar.
  2. For best flavor chill and marinade the ingredients for about an hour or serve immediately for a quickly prepared meal.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 3/4 Cup
Calories 42
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Carbohydrates 9 g3%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 2 g8%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 1 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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    • toomuchmint profile image

      toomuchmint 5 years ago

      The combination of balsamic and red wine vinegars really makes this recipe special!

      This is more like a salsa than an Italian recipe; the main ingredient in salsa is a little bit of vinegar that lightly pickles the tomatoes, corn, onions, etc.

      We eat LOTS of homemade salsa made with white vinegar. Using red wine and balsamic vinegars makes for a really elegant twist on the classic dish.


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      Mommiegee 5 years ago from Alabama

      This looks absolutely delicious!

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      Mommiegee 5 years ago from Alabama

      This looks absolutely delicious!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      We love the combination of tomatoes and basil. Your recipe sounds good. I would add even more basil as we really like basil. Perhaps even a bit of EVOO to the combination. Voted useful. Happy summer eating from the garden!

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      When veggies are fresh from the garden, there's nothing better than a simple recipe to bring out the fresh flavors. I like your idea of combining balsamic and red wine vinegars. Voted up and awesome!