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Tomato basil salad

Tomato Basil Salad

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This tomato basil salad captures the magic of the season! Marinate the flavors with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for a recipe that’s pure summer.



  • 4 medium ripe tomatoes (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup basil, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt, plus more for serving
  • Fresh ground black pepper


  1. Chop the tomatoes, cutting off any tough parts of the core but leaving the seeds. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half.
  2. Thinly slice the basil (roll the leaves and then thinly slice them).
  3. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and stir gently to combine.
  4. Cover and rest at room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes (or up to 2 hours) before serving. Transfer to a platter with a slotted spoon. Add sea salt to taste before serving.

  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Tomato basil salad