3 Ingredients Tomato Salad


My family is Italian; and from the time I was a child I have enjoyed this absolutely simple tomato salad. It has only three ingredients, but they must be fresh. You will need:

  • 3 large ripe juicy tomatoes at room temperature (I hate flavorless ice cold tomatoes.) 
  • 1 handful of fresh basil cut into slivers. (Don’t even consider dried basil; it won’t work.) 
  • 1/4 cup of good balsamic vinegar from Modena. I like Costco’s 4 leaf Kirkland brand.

Cut the tomatoes into bite size chunks. Mix in the fresh basil. Season with salt and pepper. Add the balsamic vinegar and mix gently. Enjoy with good crusty Italian bread. For a more main meal salad, add some slices of fresh mozzarella.

By Florence Dove