Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

My sister and I had eaten something similar to this when eating out, but we could not find a recipe like we liked, and there may be one here on Zaar, but I am sure back when we did this we didn't know about this site. So we made this up ourselves.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tomatoes, firm and cubed
  • 1 medium onion, sweet is better, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • salt and pepper
  • 12 cup Italian dressing
  • 1 small pickling cucumber (optional)
  • crushed hot pepper, to taste (optional)


  1. Cube Tomatoe and Dice Onion.
  2. Add spices, to taste, I normally add about 1 teaspoons of basil, salt and pepper.
  3. Pour Italian Dressing over all.
  4. Mix.
  5. Let set either in refrigerator for at least 2 hours or over night, if desire.
  6. You may also leave it at room temp for 2 hours.
  7. Cooking time is setting time.
  8. Note added: 6/24/06 I recently made this using fresh chives and think it was even better than with basil. I also think that about any spice of your liking would be good in this recipe.


Most Helpful

I like the combination of Onion, Tomato & cucumber and with the basil added Mmm I cut way back on the dressing using only 10squirts of Zesty Italian Spritzer Enjoyed my lunch very much thanks!

Bergy July 16, 2009

Absolutely delicious! I used green onions and added a cucumber. I loved the addition of the hot pepper. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Dreamgoddess September 19, 2006

Yummmm! Saw the picture posted and knew that I had to try it. Didn't change a thing except to use green onions, and to use cucumbers. Thanks for sharing!

Loves2Teach August 12, 2006

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