Monday, September 7, 2009

Tomato Basil Salad

2 tsp olive oil
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp sugar
¼ tsp each salt and pepper
2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil leaves
4 to 8 fresh basil leaves for garnish
2/3 cup grape tomatoes
2 to 3 medium red ripe tomatoes

Wash fresh ingredients. Whisk together oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Stir in 2 Tbsp chopped basil. Roughly chop grape tomatoes and add to vinaigrette. Toss to coat well. Slice medium tomatoes. In a shallow dish, arrange tomato slices in slightly overlapping circles. When ready to serve, spoon chopped tomato vinaigrette over sliced tomatoes. Sprinkle with basil leaves.