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Tomato Basil Salad

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4 large, ripe tomatoes, sliced
Bunch of fresh basil
4-6 thin slices of red onion (available at specialist greengrocers and some large supermarkets)
Salt to taste
Fresh-ground black papper


Serves: 4


Slice the tomatoes, salt lightly, and let them drain on kitchen paper for about 20 minutes.

Wash the basil and dry well with kitchen paper or in a salad spinner. Tear the leaves from the stems and arrange a thin layer of leaves on a platter. Top with about half the tomato slices. Separate the onion rings and scatter about half over the tomatoes. Add another layer of basil, tomatoes and onions. Sprinkle lightly with fresh-ground black pepper, and garnish with a few extra basil leaves.

VARIATION:- Top the tomatoes with thin slices of fresh mozzarella cheese.

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