Deep-Summer Tomato-Basil Salad
Thomas J. Story
Yields Makes 6 to 8 servings
More an arrangement than a recipe, this salad couldn't be simpler--or taste more like summer. Prep Time: 10 minutes.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Slice large tomatoes crosswise and arrange on a platter, overlapping them and alternating colors. Tuck a basil leaf between every second or third slice.

Step 2
2

Arrange cherry tomatoes in center of sliced tomatoes and top with basil flower.

Step 3
3

Serve with olive oil and coarse salt on the side for sprinkling.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 3 large vine-ripe tomatoes (red, yellow, and green)
 8 to 10 basil leaves, plus a basil flower
 1 cup assorted cherry tomatoes
  Good-quality extra-virgin olive oil
  Coarse salt (sea salt or kosher salt)

Directions

Step 1
1

Slice large tomatoes crosswise and arrange on a platter, overlapping them and alternating colors. Tuck a basil leaf between every second or third slice.

Step 2
2

Arrange cherry tomatoes in center of sliced tomatoes and top with basil flower.

Step 3
3

Serve with olive oil and coarse salt on the side for sprinkling.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Deep-Summer Tomato-Basil Salad