Height-of-Summer Tomato Salad Recipe - Vegetarian Times

Height-of-Summer Tomato Salad

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Height-of-Summer Tomato Salad

We’ve taken the classic tomato-basil combination and turned it into an easy-to-eat salad (no knives necessary) that showcases the incredible flavor of sun-ripened summer tomatoes. Make the dressing ahead, and let sit overnight in the fridge to maximize flavor.

  • 6Servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
  • 2 1/2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 12 oz. heirloom or other peak-season tomatoes, cut into different shapes
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, halved, and sliced
  • 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 oz. ricotta salata, crumbled

Preparation

1. To make Dressing: Purée basil and garlic with 1/2 tsp. olive oil in food processor. Stir in remaining olive oil.

2. To make Salad: Toss together tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and ricotta salata in large bowl. Pour Dressing over mixture, and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Garnish with basil leaves.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 94
  • Carbohydrate Content: 4 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 8 mg
  • Fat Content: 8 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 94 mg
  • Sugar Content: 2 g