Tomato Salad with Basil and Garlic in a Jar

A simple tomato salad in a jar with basil and galrlic

Salad | August 30, 2016 | By

Tomatoes are ripe and delicious just now, grow them yourself or buy them, you can showcase this brilliant fruit in a simple Tomato Salad with Basil and Garlic in a jar?

I used a jar because the shape  ensures that all the chopped tomatoes are submerged in the oil and can absorb the flavours of the basil and garlic.

Tomato Salad in a Jar with Basil and Garlic
Serves 2
A simple salad of tomatoes, marinated in oil with basil and garlic
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
2 hr 5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
2 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 medium ripe tomatoes
  2. Approx 150ml olive oil
  3. 1 clove garlic
  4. 6-8 fresh basil leaves
  5. Pinch of sea salt
  6. Pinch of sugar
Instructions
  1. Dice the tomatoes, removing the core
  2. Finely slice the garlic
  3. Tear the basil leaves to release the oils
  4. Layer the tomatoes, garlic, basil, salt and sugar in a glass or jar
  5. Slowly fill the jar with olive oil
  6. Cover with cling film and leave at least 2 hours or overnight for the flavours to infuse
Notes
  1. Serve the tomatoes with salad, the juices can be used as the dressing as the acidity of the tomatoes mixes with the oil and seasoning.
  2. You can use the tomatoes for bruschetta, served on toasted/griddled bread which has been rubbed with garlic. Make sure you drain the tomatoes well or your bread will go soggy.
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 I’m not the only one who likes Tomato Salad, here are some alternative ideas to use the harvest of summer tomatoes from top UK Food Bloggers:

Garden Tomato Salad

Garden Tomato Salad with Olives, Greek Basil and Sumac from Family Friends Food

Tomato, Onion and Coriander Salad

Tomato, Red Onion and Coriander Salad from Fab Food 4 All

And speaking of salads and jars, here is a little jar magic from Kavey Eats, who inspired me to write some short recipe posts.  Read Travel Quote Tuesday  at KaveyEats.com for great quotes and beautiful photographs. 

Jam Jar Salad Dressing for Lemon Cucumber Salad

Lemon Cucumbers and Jam Jar Salad Dressing from Kavey Eats

Quinoa and spicy red cabbage salad

Quinoa and Spicy Red Cabbage Salad in a Jar from Simply Food

 

Tomato Salad with Basil and Garlic in a Jar

HOW DO YOU LIKE TO SERVE YOUR TOMATO SALAD?

 

 

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Kavey
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The tomato salad sounds so delicious! Thank you for your kind comment too, one of the things I love most about blogging is how much we all support and inspire each other! I’m honoured. ❤

Glamorous Glutton
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Great idea to serve this in a jar, I love the flavours and I bet the oil is really tasty at the end too. GG

Camilla
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I love garlic in salad dressings and with the sugar to bring out the tomato flavour to the full this sounds like a great salad Janice:-)

Dom
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such simplicity but so bold and glorious summer flavours. Lovely idea x

Jemma Andrew-Adiamah
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I love tomatoes in my salad, so I bet this is really lovely. Lots of delicious classic flavours here.

Choclette
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I’m really getting into simple recipes at the moment. This is a lovely idea and I’m just thinking about that gorgeous tomatoey, basil oil that’s left over.

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