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This recipe is excellent! Perfect for a hot summer day. I didn't have any fresh basil on hand so I used dried and it turned out really well.
Kari - I love this simple salad. I use sweet onions (vidalia, Walla Walla, Maui or Spanish) I can usually find one of them. I use lemon basil (it's a small leafed basil and very good) Love this salad with a steak and baked potatoe. I confess I do like a bit of dressing but usually use a no fal Dijon/ Tarragon dressing - Thanks for posting this good salad
As a Weight Watchers member, I am constantly looking for good, low calorie recipes. This salad was excellent. Since I didn't have fresh basis, I used fresh cilantro instead and it was quite tasty.
I also will be making this all summer. It is a perfectly refreshing side dish with simple flavours. I used a 1/4 clove of garlic with regular salt instead of the garlic salt, and served it with small portions of Macaroni and Cheese (#19843). Delicious, thanks! Ooh, I'll bet the leftover juice would be a nice addition to a Bloody Caesar or Mary.
Have made this several times. Originally followed the recipe and enjoyed this very much. Also tried substituting dill for the basil which was very good. The last time I made this I added a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar-that was the best yet! Will be making this often.
I made this late last night for today's cook-out, and just HAD to try a little taste this morning. This is a lovely, cool, and refreshing salad, and I love the fact that it doesn't have a heavy, fat-laden dressing covering up the wonderful fresh flavors of the veggies. I think this would also make a great dip for tortilla chips! Thank you!! ~Manda:)
Quick, Easy, and Delicious...what more can you ask for. I had fresh tomaotes and cucumbers but not alot of other ingredients so this recipe was perfect. Nice light side dish to go with our grilled steaks tonight. Thanks we all enjoyed this dish and I will add this one with all of my other keepers!!
Kari- This was very good!! I didn't have any basil(fresh or dried), so I used dill weed-it was good. I will be making this again and again during the warmer months. Thanks for posting.
This was superb! Light and fresh and very tasty. A great basic salad that can be adapted so easily! I added a minced clove of garlic and didn't have any basil so I mixed in some greek seasonings. I crumbled up some feta and it was delish! Next time, maybe I'll add some lemon juice and some chickpeas. There's a MILLION ways to make this. What a keeper!
I made this last night and actually didn't let it chill for an hour but it was still very good. It had a nice light fresh taste. A nice change from the lettuce salad I usually have.