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Tangy Tomato Slices

Fresh garden tomatoes are a treat at a picnic or family gathering. The zesty flavor of this dish is a crowd-pleaser, and it's a colorful addition to the buffet. I'm grateful to the friend who gave me the recipe. -Lois Fetting, Nelson, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 6 large tomatoes, thinly sliced


  • In a small bowl or a jar with a tight-fitting lid, mix first nine ingredients. Layer onion and tomatoes in a shallow serving dish. Drizzle dressing over the vegetables; cover and refrigerate for several hours.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 190 calories, 19g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 206mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Donitta
    Sep 23, 2013

    I took this to a club picnic and everyone loved it.

  • cwbuff
    Oct 5, 2009

    You can't beat the combination of fresh garden tomatoes and fresh basil, and this recipe is a good use of them. That it's simple and you can do it ahead are added pluses.

  • suesam
    Jul 31, 2009

    I get rave reviews everytime I take this to a potluck. I've given out the recipe many times.

  • justmbeth
    Sep 4, 2006

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  • Carol
    Mar 14, 2006

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