Tomato Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Once the basis for an Italian peasant meal, this colourful salad, served with some crusty bread, is also perfect for today's light summer eating.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes



Ontario green beans

1 cup (250 mL)

Ontario tomatoes, cut in wedges


Ontario mushrooms, sliced

1 cup (250 mL)

Mozzarella cheese cubes

1 cup (250 mL)

Ontario green onions, chopped


Ontario romaine lettuce leaves




Vegetable oil

1/2 cup (125 mL)

Lemon juice

2 Tbsp (25 mL)


1/2 tsp (2 mL)


1/4 tsp (1 mL)

Fresh basil, chopped

2 Tbsp, 25 mL


  1. Blanch green beans in boiling water for 2 minutes. Immediately plunge into ice water to stop cooking and set colour.
  2. On a large platter, arrange tomatoes, mushrooms, beans, and cheese in concentric circles on Romaine leaves. Sprinkle tomatoes with green onions.
  3. Whisk together all vinaigrette ingredients. Spoon over salad.

© – Source: Foodland Ontario, 2010.

Nutrition Information per serving: 

Calories: 387 kcal

Protein: 9 g

Fat: 36 g

Carbohydrate: 10 g

Fibre: 3 g

Sodium: 366 mg

Iron: 1 mg

Calcium: 201 mg

Last Update – August 22, 2017

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