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Balsamic Tomato Salad


Assorted chopped tomatoes in Basalmic vinegar and olive oil
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This simple salad of tomatoes, garlic, balsamic vinegar and olive oil absolutely bursts with flavor. It's a good way to rescue lackluster supermarket tomatoes, though it's best when made with succulent vine-ripe summer tomatoes.

Serves 4 to 6.

Prep Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 8 minutes


  • 8 plum tomatoes, cored and cut into chunks
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 large garlic cloves, smashed and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


Place the tomatoes in a large bowl. Add the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, and herbs (if using). Toss well.

Transfer to a serving dish and finish with freshly ground black pepper to taste.

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