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Tomato Basil Salad

Fresh, marinated tomatoes are the perfect summer side dish.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fresh tomato salad, marinated tomatoes, tomato basil salad, tomato basil salad recipe
Servings: 6 servings


  • 4-5 ripe tomatoes
  • A handful of fresh basil If they are big leaves, you can coarsely chop them.
  • 2 large garlic cloves grated
  • 1 ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon pink salt or sea salt or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper or more to taste
  • Fresh Jalapeño slices optional


  • Cut tomatoes in half, then cut into chunks.
  • Coarsely chop the basil leaves very gently so they don't bruise, or use whole if they are small.
  • In a small separate bowl grate or press garlic cloves into a bowl.
  • Add salt, pepper, and olive oil.
  • Mix, pour over tomatoes and basil
  • Top with jalapeño slices (optional).
  • Stir and serve!


Serve this salad with Crusty Artisan Bread!