Tomato salad with Basil dressing

Tomato salad with Basil dressing

Servings 1 -2
Author Alida Ryder


  • fresh tomatoes I used a few punnets of mixed tomatoes from Woolworths
  • handful fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 clove garlic
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • a few tablespoons olive oil
  • pepper to taste


  • Ensure the tomatoes are at room temperature.
  • Slice the tomatoes in half and place in a bowl.
  • To make the dressing, combine the basil, salt and garlic in a pestle and mortar and pound until you have a relatively smooth paste.
  • Add the lemon juice and olive oil.
  • Season to taste and drizzle over the tomatoes.
  • Toss to coat the tomatoes with the dressing and serve.