Creamy Tomato Basil & Sweet Onion Salad

Creamy Tomato Basil and Sweet Onion Salad – best combination ever! by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

August is the season for tomatoes so this is the perfect time for eating them fresh in salads, soups, sandwiches and wherever else you like. My favorite way to eat them right now, is with some sweet onion & chopped basil. Heirloom tomatoes are the best in a salad like this, since they have very little liquid in between the membranes, but I didn’t have any on hand this time, so homegrown medium-sized tomatoes were just as good. As I was playing around with different ways to dress this salad, I found that a tablespoon of mayo is all this salad needs.

I hope you give this quick and delicious salad a try to enjoy it either as is, or with some grilled chicken or fish. Let me know what your best way to enjoy this salad is!

Creamy Tomato Basil & Sweet Onion Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sliced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil leaves
  • 1/2 sweet onion, cut lengthwise
  • 2 – 4 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Creamy Tomato Basil and Sweet Onion Salad – best combination ever! by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @LetthebakingbgnHow to make Creamy Tomato Basil & Sweet Onion Salad

Cut the tomatoes in half, then slice each half into small bite-size pieces. Cut both ends of the onion (root & stem side) now cut the onion lengthwise.
Chop basil leaves into thin strips.

Creamy Tomato Basil and Sweet Onion Salad – best combination ever! by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

Combine the cut ingredients with mayonnaise, sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste. Stir. Check for seasoning and adjust if needed. Serve right away.

Creamy Tomato Basil and Sweet Onion Salad – best combination ever! by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

Creamy Tomato Basil & Sweet Onion Salad

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Recipe type: Appetizer, Lunch
Serves: 3 cups salad

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sliced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup chopped basil leaves
  • ½ sweet onion, cut lengthwise
  • 2 – 4 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut the tomatoes in half, then slice each half into small bite-size pieces. Cut both ends of the onion (root & stem side) now cut the onion lengthwise.
  2. Chop basil leaves into thin strips.
  3. Combine the cut ingredients with mayonnaise, sprinkle with salt & pepper to taste. Stir. Check for seasoning and adjust if needed. Serve right away.

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Creamy Tomato Basil and Sweet Onion Salad – best combination ever! by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com | @Letthebakingbgn

 

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