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Friday, July 22, 2011

Grape Tomato and Black Olive salad

The sweet and juicy Grape or Cherry tomatoes are perfect for making salad. The feeling of chewing a firm and juicy tomato in your mouth and blending with the dressing is great.This is a very refreshing salad. And also a perfect way to use fresh basil right out of my garden.
The recipe will serve approximately 4 people.



    1 pint Grape or Cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
    1 clove garlic crushed or grated
    1 (15-ounce) can pitted black olives, sliced or halved
    4 large fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
     Salt and pepper to taste


In a medium bowl whisk together olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper.
Add cherry tomatoes, olives, and chopped basil into the dressing.
Toss well and refrigerate for 15/20 minutes to incorporate the flavor.

Note: You can add fresh mozzarella (bocconcini) to the salad if you like cheese in your salad.