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Balsamic Tomato Basil Salad

Discover the art of freshness with our Balsamic Tomato Basil Salad. Crafted to perfection, this salad is a sensory delight, marrying the juiciness of tomatoes, the aroma of basil, and the richness of balsamic. A culinary ode to summer on your plate.

Total Time
15 min
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Ingredients for 4 Servings

  • 4 large tomatoes, ripe and sliced
    1 cup fresh basil leaves, whole or torn
    1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    1 garlic clove, minced (optional)
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    1/2 cup fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed (optional)

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    10 min

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    • Prepare the Tomatoes:
      • Wash the tomatoes and slice them into rounds or wedges, depending on your preference. Place them in a large salad bowl.
    • Add Fresh Basil:
      • Wash and dry the fresh basil leaves. You can either leave them whole or tear them into smaller pieces. Add the basil to the bowl with the tomatoes.
    • Make the Dressing:
      • In a small bowl, whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, minced garlic (if using), salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Mix until well combined.
    • Drizzle and Toss:
      • Drizzle the balsamic dressing over the tomatoes and basil.
    • Optional: Add Mozzarella:
      • If you’re using fresh mozzarella, add the cubed cheese to the salad.
    • Gently Toss:
      • Gently toss the salad ingredients together to ensure they are well coated with the dressing.
    • Chill (Optional):
      • If you prefer a colder salad, you can refrigerate it for about 15-30 minutes before serving.
    • Serve:
      • Serve your Balsamic Tomato Basil Salad as a refreshing side dish or appetizer.
    Pro Tips
    • Use the ripest tomatoes you can find for the best flavor.
    • Tear the basil leaves instead of chopping them to prevent bruising and release maximum aroma.
    • Customize the salad with optional ingredients like fresh mozzarella, red onion, or Kalamata olives.
    • Drizzle extra balsamic dressing just before serving for added flavor.


Calories per serving: Approximately 150 calories. Keep in mind that nutritional values may vary based on ingredient brands and portion sizes.

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