Latino Basil Tomato Salad


6 ripe tomatoes
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup basil vinaigrette

Makes 4 servings.


  • Arrange the tomatoes and onions on a plate. Season to taste. 
  • Mix Basil Vinaigrette and drizzle over the tomatoes and onions.
  • Serve immediately.

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Did You Know?
Native to Asia this "king of herbs" is one of the most widely used herbs in the world. Basil has a warm spicy smell and pungent flavor (similar to licorice and cloves), that does wonders for a Mediterranean cookery. 

Best known as the base of Italian PESTO SAUCE of Genoa and a similar sauce called Pistou in France, basil becoming more and more popular in American cuisine.
Basil combines well with olive oil, garlic, tomatoes and lemon, both raw and cooked. Basil leaves give a wonderful flavor to a tomato salad and tossed green salad. It is better to tearing rather than chopping the leaves as this helps to retain more flavor. You can put basil in omelets and other egg dishes. Mix basil with olive oil and garlic and stir it into hot pasta. Put basil in eggplant dishes, potatoes, rice, beans, sauces for fish, veal, lamb and chicken or arrange whole basil leaves over a pizza. More...