Tomato Salad With Lemon and Basil

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

A super simple and quick salad for summer. It is perfect to take on a picnic, as it does not need refrigeration and goes with just about any main course. Use this recipe as a springboard, so to speak, and feel free to add mild onions or fresh mozzarella. We had it tonight as a side dish with a cheeseburger and it was perfect. Prep time includes 10 minutes of marinating time. NOTE: Make sure you use a full-flavored olive oil and let the prepared salad sit at room temp for at least 10 minutes, otherwise it won't turn out quite as yummy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring tomatoes to room temperature.
  2. Toss all ingredients and allow to sit 10 minutes for flavors to blend.
  3. Plate up the salads and garnish with a basil leaf or two and fresh ground black pepper if you like.


Most Helpful

Simple and delicious. I made this to take to work with me yesterday. It traveled well and would be good to take along for picnics and potlucks. Made for Veggie Swap 38

Dreamer in Ontario September 10, 2011

Definitely a simple recipe, so easy to prepare, that delivers wonderful flavors. Very enjoyable, and perfect for a variety of occasions. Thanks for sharing! Veg*n Swap 26

Starrynews September 03, 2010

Delicious. I used fresh cherry tomatoes from my garden. Wonderful flavors. Thanks JanuaryBride :) Made for I recommend tag game

Boomette July 09, 2010

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