Tomato Basil Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Serves 6-8

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp shallots, minced
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt, plus more
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 large ripe beefsteak or heirloom tomatoes, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 2 Tbsp rinsed salt-packed capers
  • 10 fresh medium basil leaves, torn into approx. 1/2 inch pieces

Preparation

  1. In a small bowl, combine the shallots, vinegar, 1/2 tsp salt, and sugar. Gradually whisk in the oil and blend everything together.
  2. On a large platter, arrange the tomatoes. Sprinkle the capers and season it with salt and pepper. Scatter the basil evenly on top of the tomatoes. Give the vinaigrette one last whisk and drizzle it over the salad.

Nutritional Information per Serving

  • 190 Calories
  • 18 g Fat
  • 0 mg Cholesterol
  • 269 mg Sodium
  • 7 g Carbohydrate
  • 2 g Fiber
  • 1 g Protein

Source: Epicurious

Photo credit: Franklin Heijnen on Flickr

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