Tomato-Basil Salad

Total Time
10 min
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This simple salad makes the most of summer's best ingredients. Take a trip to a farmer’s market and buy the freshest tomatoes possible.


fresh tomato(es)

2 large, heirloom or beefsteak, thinly sliced

uncooked onion(s)

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

olive oil

4 tsp, extra-virgin

kosher salt

½ tsp, or to taste

black pepper

tsp, freshly ground, or to taste

fresh oregano

½ tsp, chopped, or 1/4 tsp dried oregano


20 leaf/leaves, fresh, or less to taste


  1. To make each salad, arrange 1/4 of tomato slices on a salad plate and top with 1/4 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 flavors to develop. Just before serving, sprinkle with basil. Yields 1 salad per serving.


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

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