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Marinated Tomato And Pepper Salad

Jeanie Rose at Rebuild from Depression shares one of the family's favorite salads. She discusses how to select tomatoes and why each of the other ingredients (lemon, balsamic vinegar, red onion, basil, garlic).
Ingredients
  Tomatoes 4 Large
  Bell peppers 3 Small (Green, Yellow, Red)
  Red onion 1⁄2
  Canned salad olives 4 Ounce (1 Small Can)
  Garlic cloves 4 , minced
  Basil leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs), cut into ribbons (A Handful)
  Capers 2 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon (Of 1/2 Lemon)
  Olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

1. Cube the tomatoes and yellow bell.
2. Thinly slice the red onion and place all in a bowl.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients and lightly but thoroughly toss. All the veggies should be well coated, but not bruised. You want them all to hold their shapes.
4. This is best if it can sit for an hour to blend the flavors. However, this particular salad is most tasty if served on the day it is made. Refrigeration dulls the flavors and the textures begin to break down.

The bright, robust nature of this salad make it a perfect accompaniment for beef. Picture it as a companion to a sizzling steak!

Variations:
Add sliced raw mushrooms or diced Armenian cucumbers.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Tossed
Dish: 
Salad
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Tomato, Vegetable
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4
If you want to please a tomato lover, here is a salad recipe that will simply suck up the taste buds. Watch Jeanie showing how to make marinated tomato salad with ripe tomatoes, bell peppers, other vegetables and flavors. Robust and flavorful, great with sizzling steak!

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tanya3286's picture
This is such a beautiful salad... reminds me of a lazy summer afternoon! absolutely delightful :) and i love basil...