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Tomato Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Makes: 4 servings

Once the basis for an Italian peasant meal, this colourful salad, served with some crusty bread, is also perfect for today's light summer eating.

Ingredients - Salad

Ontario green beans 250 mL 1 cup
4 Ontario Tomatoes, cut in wedges
Ontario mushrooms, sliced 250 mL 1 cup
mozzarella cheese cubes 250 mL 1 cup
2 Ontario green onions, chopped
Ontario romaine lettuce leaves

Ingredients - Dressing

vegetable oil 125 mL 1/2 cup
lemon juice 25 mL 2 tbsp
salt 2 mL 1/2 tsp
pepper 1 mL 1/2 tsp
fresh basil, chopped 25 mL 2 tbsp


  1. Blanch green beans in boiling water for 2 minutes. Immediately plunge into ice water to stop cooking and set colour.
  2. On a large platter, arrange tomatoes, mushrooms, beans, and cheese in concentric circles on Romaine leaves. Sprinkle tomatoes with green onions.
  3. Whisk together all vinaigrette ingredients. Spoon over salad.

© – Source: Foodland Ontario, 2010.

Nutritional Information (when recipe serves 4):

Protein: 8 grams, Fat: 35.0 grams, Carbohydrates: 8.0 grams, Calories: 369

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