Tomato Onion Basil Salad

Jyl.Ferris's picture

Sep. 12, 2012

This is a salad my mother made when I was growing up and I loved it. I added the basil which gave it another layer of flavor. The taste is so bright so it pairs well with grilled meats. I tossed it with an orange vinaigrette. It's so easy to make your own salad dressing. Make a whole jar and put it in the refrigerator. When you cook for yourself you can Save Money, Eat Healthier, Live Greener and Have Fun!


Tomato 1 , slice
Red onion 3 Large , thinly sliced
Basil 3 Tablespoon , chop
Orange 1
Dry mustard 1 Teaspoon
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon



1. In a bowl, add the tomato, red onions, basil

2. For the vinegarette- Cut the orange into half and poke with a fork to remove juice into a bowl.

3. Add olive oil and dry mustard and mix.

4. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss and set aside for a few minutes before serving.


5. Plate and serve as an appetizer.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 327Calories from Fat 70

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.3%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 4 mg0.17%

Total Carbohydrates 59 g19.7%

Dietary Fiber 13 g52%

Sugars 44 g

Protein 7 g14%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet