Perfect for a spring or summer picnic – but also the thing I need sometimes in the dead of winter to remind me that the sun will shine again: check out this easy and fresh tomato and basil salad.
8 large tomatoes (chopped) – or a lot of smaller ones – whatever works for you
1 bunch basil 20- 30 leaves (chopped)
1/2 onion chopped
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/8 cup high-quality extra virgin olive oil (life is too short for bad olive oil – spoil yourself and buy yourself a really nice olive oil – trust me on this)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Pinch of salt to taste – the longer this sits the saltier it becomes so it’s better to undersalt to start and add more if you need it later
That’s it! Toss it all in a bowl. It’s the perfect confluence of fresh flavors.
Grab a nice crusty bread to sop up the dressing after – you’ll be glad you did.