ARF: Blue Tomato Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

| July 11, 2006 | 5 Comments

So, I’ve been failing to post for the weekly blogging events for sometime even though I intended to. I really like joining in on the fun for events like ARF/5-A-Day hosted weekly by Sweetnicks, since it challenges me to make something new and different that brings more antioxidants and/or vegetables into our home. Check Sweetnicks later tonight for a round up of great recipes.

This week, on my return post to the event, I made a very simple and flavorful tomato salad using fresh farm market tomatoes and basil from my own garden. I love how the flavors came together for this dish.

This would be a great pairing for a simple grilled chicken or London broil marinated in Italian dressing.

Blue Tomato Salad with Basil Vinaigrette
serves 2
1 large tomato, chopped
2 1/2 tbsp crumbled blue cheese
2 slices bacon, crumbled
1/4 cup Basil Vinaigrette

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Category: lunch, salad, side dishes

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Sarah W. Caron is a freelance writer, editor and recipe developer. Her work has appeared in countless online and print publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Connecticut with her two kids, two beagles and husband.

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  1. Kalyn says:

    This just got saved to my delicious cookbook. Sounds great!

  2. Sarah says:

    Thanks Kalyn!

  3. Dianne says:

    Wow! This is so simple and I have all the ingredients in the fridge .. it’ll have to be halved cherry tomatoes instead of chopped tomatoes though

    This is going to be lunch!

    :)

  4. Kalyn says:

    I’m featuring this recipe as one of the South Beach Recipes of the Week on my blog. I’m using your photo (with a photo credit for you of course) and a link to the recipe. Please let me know if you have any problem with how I’ve done this.
    Thanks,
    Kalyn

  5. Sarah says:

    Wow! Thanks Kalyn! That’s perfectly okay.

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