Tomato & Basil Salad

Growing up in an Italian household, tomatoes and basil were abundant (my parents grew them in their garden) and olive oil was on tap (just kidding 😉 ). Some of my fondest childhood memories of family get togethers always had this tomato and basil salad served as an appetizer. Little did I know at the time, this combo is a total knockout when it comes to nutrition. The tomatoes and olive oil provide important vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients on their own but when combined, they are a powerhouse that help fight inflammation and prevent disease. No matter how hard we try, food science can’t recreate what these foods provide on their own. Plus it's simple to make and delicious. Buon appetito!

  Recipe: Fresh tomato and Basil Salad  Makes 4 servings   Ingredients:  4 large vine-ripe tomatoes  2 tablespoons olive oil 2 table spoons balsamic vinegar chopped fresh basil, to taste oregano to taste   Directions:  (1) Wash and slice tomatoes into 1/4 inch slices. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over tomatoes. Sprinkle with basil and oregano and serve.  PS - My website and blog are currently "under construction". Check back soon as I'll be adding more recipes and posts. Also don't forget to sign up for my free newsletter with nutrition & fitness tips! xoxo. L  

 

Recipe: Fresh tomato and Basil Salad 

Makes 4 servings

 

Ingredients: 

4 large vine-ripe tomatoes 

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 table spoons balsamic vinegar

chopped fresh basil, to taste

oregano to taste

 

Directions: 

(1) Wash and slice tomatoes into 1/4 inch slices. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar over tomatoes. Sprinkle with basil and oregano and serve. 

PS - My website and blog are currently "under construction". Check back soon as I'll be adding more recipes and posts. Also don't forget to sign up for my free newsletter with nutrition & fitness tips!

xoxo. L