Friday, January 31, 2014

Balsamic Tomato Salad

Happy Friday!!!!!

This past weekend was the holiday party for my husbands squadron.  Yes, the holidays are over, but since most of the guys were deployed during that time, we decided to have it later.  There was a full spread; mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, roast beef, Turkey and stuffing with gravy and cranberry, rolls with MARGARINE (are you kidding me?), ham, green bean casserole, and corn.  Not to mention the 2 free drinks tickets, apple pie and chocolate cake.  But what I had...what I loved... was the big ole tomato salad.

It was soooooo good.  I just got a heaping serving of it and put it on top of a bed of lettuce.  I even went back for seconds.  (Don't tell anyone, but I DID have a slice of that apple pie).

I liked it so much I had to come home and make it myself.

I bought some fresh tomatoes and got right to work!  Look how pretty they are! I love some bright juicy tomatoes!

Unfortunately, the hubs isn't a big fan of tomatoes, so I'm going to have to eat all this deliciousness by my self.  Awww man...not!

Balsamic Tomato Salad

3 vine tomatoes, quartered
2 plum tomatoes, quartered
1/2 small red onion, chopped
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
2 garlic cloves
1 medium cucumber
Salt and pepper to taste
Dash of Basil

Quarter your tomatoes and add to a large bowl.  Chop your onions, and slice your cucumber, cutting each slice into 4ths.

Add to bowl and add garlic.

Pour your balsamic vinegar and olive oil on top.

Season with salt and pepper and basil.

Let rest at room temp for 15 minutes before you put it in the fridge.  This gives all the flavors an opportunity to sink in.

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