Sliced tomatoes with balsamic vinaigrette

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5 min


4 to 6 servings

Sliced tomatoes with balsamic vinaigrette

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  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil , preferable extra-virgin
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • pinch salt
  • pinch fresh-ground black pepper
  • sprinkling coarsely chopped fresh basil


  • Slice tomatoes about 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick. Arrange on a shallow plate, overlapping slices slightly.
  • Whisk oil with vinegar, salt and pepper. Just before serving, drizzle over tomatoes and sprinkle with basil.
  • This salad is wonderful served with grilled chicken or fish. To make it more substantial, crumble feta or goat cheese overtop, or sprinkle with Parmesan.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 66,
  • Protein
  • 1 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.8 g,
  • Fat
  • 4.9 g,

When pale red tomatoes of winter give way to local hothouse tomatoes, celebrate with a simple tomato salad. Balsamic vinegar is aged much like wine and its smooth flavor will bring out the full taste of the tomatoes.