Tomatoes with Basil Vinaigrette

Tomatoes with Basil Vinaigrette


  • 1 cup lightly packed fresh basil
  • 1 small garlic clove, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1.5 pounds tomatoes cut into ¼ inch slices
  • 1 tbsp. green onion, scallion or chive, snipped and white parts only


In a food processor, combine the basil, garlic, vinegars and ½ tsp salt and pulse until the basil is coarsely chopped. With the motor running, drizzle in the oil and process just until the vinaigrette is emulsified. Transfer to small bowl.  Arrange the tomatoes on a platter and pour the vinaigrette over them. Sprinkle the onions over the tomatoes and grind a little pepper over the top.

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