Cherry Tomato and Basil Salad with Shallot Vinaigrette

Try this recipe for your fresh tomatoes while they are in season! Little bit of vinaigrette helps bring out the sweet and tart flavors of tomatoes. You can make this recipe with your favorite tomatoes – cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, you name it!


Recipe adapted from

Ingredients (Serves 6-8)

3 T. Minced shallots

3 T. Red wine vinegar

½ tsp. sugar

½ C. extra virgin olive oil

1 lb. tomatoes, cut into bite-size pieces

Salt and pepper to taste

10 fresh basil leaves, torn into ~1/2” pieces

How to Make:

  1. Combine shallots, vinegar, salt, and sugar in a small bowl.
  2. Arrange tomatoes on a large platter. Season with salt and pepper. Scatter basil on top.
  3. Whisk vinaigrette again. Drizzle dressing over salad.

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