Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Crystal's Italian Tomato Salad

5 cups fresh ripe tomatoes, diced
1 cup banana peppers, sliced (you can use hot, mild, or a mix of both)
3/4 cup of white or purple onion diced
1/4 cup of fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced (or 2 tablespoons of dried)
1 clove of garlic, minced or pressed
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
splash of balsamic vinegar (optional)
salt and pepper to taste

     Combine all ingredients in a non-metallic bowl; cover and marinate at room temp 1-2 hours. Promptly refrigerate leftovers (if there are any).  If refrigerated bring to room temp before serving.