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Tomato-Basil Salad

PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
10 min
10 min
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This simple, delicious salad makes the most of summer's best ingredients. Take a trip to a farmer’s market and buy the most colourful tomatoes possible.


Fresh tomato(es)

2 large, 1 red and 1 yellow, heirloom or beefsteak, thinly sliced

Uncooked onion(s)

¼ cup(s), sweet variety, very thinly sliced

Olive oil

4 tsp(s), extra virgin

Kosher salt

½ tsp(s), or to taste

Black pepper

pinch, freshly ground, or to taste

Fresh oregano

½ tbsp(s), chopped, or 1/4 tsp dried oregano

Fresh basil

20 tbsp(s), fresh, or less to taste


  1. To make each salad, arrange 1/4 of tomato slices on a salad plate and top with1/4 of onions. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon of oil and season to taste with salt and pepper; crumble a pinch of oregano over top.
  2. Let stand at room temperature at least 10 minutes for flavours to develop. Just before serving, tuck about 5 basil leaves under the tomatoes. Yields 1 salad per serving.


Be sure to use only ripe—bursting with flavour—tomatoes. If you can't find them (or it’s not peak tomato season), use halved grape tomatoes.Turn this salad into a main meal: add some sliced fresh mozzarella or bocconcini and serve over a bed of arugula (will affect Points values).