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Sliced Tomatoes, Grilled Onion, and Fried Basil

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  Extra virgin oil 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Fresh basil leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Use Whole)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), peeled and sliced thin
  Vidalia onions/Other sweet onions 2 , peeled and cut into 8 1/2-inch slices
  Kosher salt 1 1⁄2 Pinch (Use A Good Pinch)
  Sherry vinegar/Red wine vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fresh black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon (Use A Few Grinds)
  Ripe tomatoes 3 Large, cut into 12 1/2-inch slices

1. Start by preparing a charcoal, wood, or gas grill or preheat the broiler

2. In a small saucepan, Pour the olive oil and heat it over medium-high heat, also add 3/4 cup of the basil leaves and cook for about 1 minute, till leaves turn crisp
3. Take a slotted spoon and use it to trasnfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain and set aside at room temperature
4. Take the saucepan out from the heat, add the garlic slices and cook in hot oil for 2 minutes, till garlic turns crisp
5. Take the slotted spoon and use it to transfer the garlic to a paper towel-lined plate to drain, then set aside and let oil cool to room temperature
6. In a blender, transfer the garlic mixture, and also add the remaining 1/4 cup of basil leaves, now switch on the blender and puree till mixture becomes smooth, later set it aside
7. Take the onion slices and rub with the basil-flavored oil.
8. On a grill, place the onions and scorch for 4 minutes, now turn the onions over and cook for 3 minutes, till onions turn tender, once cooked properly take out the onions from the grill and allow to cool to room temperature
9. On a plate, place 2 slices of onion alongwith 3 slices of tomato on each plate, make sure you place it alternately. place few slices of garlic between the vegetables and sprinkle the tomatoes with a pinch of salt, Spoon vinegar and basil-flavored oil 1 tablespoon each over the tomatoes and the onions and season to taste with pepper, and finally top the vegetables with the fried basil

10. Serve immediately with a sauce of your choice and with bread toasted or garlic bread

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Holiday, Gourmet, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 715 Calories from Fat 501

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 54 g83.1%

Saturated Fat 3.9 g19.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 104.3 mg4.3%

Total Carbohydrates 51 g16.8%

Dietary Fiber 7.9 g31.5%

Sugars 21.6 g

Protein 8 g15.2%

Vitamin A 29.1% Vitamin C 92.1%

Calcium 15% Iron 3.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Sliced Tomatoes, Grilled Onion, And Fried Basil Recipe