Beefsteak Tomato Basil Salad

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 12:43 pm
By: News 9


4 large tomatoes
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 oz blue cheese, crumbled
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small bunch basil, fresh
black pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions

1. Slice each tomato crosswise into 1/2 inch thick slices and arrange on platter.
2. Lightly salt tomatoes to bring out flavor and juice.
3. Stack basil leaves and roll up tightly and cut into ribbons by carefully slicing roll crosswise in small sections; spread basis "ribbons" over the tomatoes.
4. Drizzle olive oil over tomatoes.
5. Crumble blue cheese over tomatoes.
6. Add black pepper to taste.

4 servings

Nutrition Facts per serving:

Calories: 106

Carbohydrate: 6 grams

Protein: 4 grams

Fat: 7 grams

Sodium: 295 mg

Fiber: 1 gram

Menu suggestion:

Spinach lasagna

Beefsteak tomato basil salad
Grandma's yeast roll

* Beefsteaks are large tomatoes. This recipe also makes an excellent snack or side dish with any meat entree.
* Tomatoes are ready to eat when sniffed for fragrant smell and slightly firm to touch.