Summer Balsamic Tomato Vegetable Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Summer Balsamic Tomato Vegetable Salad recipe? Learn how to make Summer Balsamic Tomato Vegetable Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by bogie002

Makes 6 servings



Tomatoes, sweet onions, and cucumbers shine in a balsamic vinaigrette for a cool and refreshing salad. You may serve this over greens if you wish, but it's delicious just as is. Plan ahead for the vegetables to marinate a couple of hours before serving.

Recipe Ingredients for Summer Balsamic Tomato Vegetable Salad

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup sweet red wine (such as Lambrusco)
1/8 cup water
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, peeled and forced through a press
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 pinch of sugar, optional
1 Freshly ground black pepper to taste
3 small tomatoes cut into wedges
1 medium sweet onion (such as Vidalia), sliced into 1/4-inch thick rings
1 cucumber, sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds
1/4 cup basil leaves, sliced into 1/8-inch ribbons (chiffonade)
84 grams Parmesan cheese for garnish, optional

Recipe Directions for Summer Balsamic Tomato Vegetable Salad

  1. Make the Vinaigrette:

  2. Whisk together balsamic vinegar, red wine, water, olive oil, Dijon mustard, garlic, sugar (if using), salt, and pepper until combined.

  3. Place tomatoes, onion, cucumber, and basil in a zip-top bag. Cover with vinaigrette. Squeeze out the air from the bag and seal. Toss to coat. Chill in the refrigerator at least two hours.

  4. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese just before serving if desired.

Categories

Tomatoes, Salads, Marinade

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 166.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
176
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.3g
20%
Saturated Fat
3.7g
18%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Sodium
299mg
12%
Potassium
252mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
6.7g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
3.2g
Protein
6.5g
Vitamin A 11% Vitamin C 15%
Calcium 18% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Contains alcohol
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