Summer Fest Easy Appetizer or Salad: Tomatoes with Basil Drizzle


I love serving fresh tomatoes this time of year instead of a salad. Since Summer Fest 2010 features tomatoes for its last week, I thought this was a perfect healthy and easy side dish or salad while tomatoes are at their peak. Add some thinly sliced mozzarella if you wish, or leave as is. This basil drizzle is also wonderful served over grilled chicken, steak, shrimp or pork. See Margaret and Away to Garden for more information on Summer Fest.

Fresh Tomatoes with Basil Drizzle

Prep Times:

10 minutes


4 servings


2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 garlic clove
2 vine ripe red tomatoes, thinly sliced
2 yellow tomatoes, thinly sliced


1. In a blender or food processor, combine basil, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic, blending until smooth. Drizzle over sliced tomatoes.

5 thoughts on “Summer Fest Easy Appetizer or Salad: Tomatoes with Basil Drizzle”

  1. I love a simple, fresh dish. My first year w/ a little container garden and have another round of cherokee purple (I think that’s what they’re called) heirloom tomatoes coming in and fresh basil growing like crazy. We’ll put this together when the tomatoes finish ripening.

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