|not the prettiest picture - but they're tasty!|
I <3 basil. (BTW, the <3 is a heart. I just figured that out a few months ago. Yeah, I’m slow.)
Anything with fresh basil just tastes like summer to me, and this recipe is no exception. Green tomatoes taste vaguely like a somewhat tart cucumber with a hint of tomato flavor. The closer they get to ripening, the stronger the tomato flavor. We all know that tomatoes and basil are a winning combo, and trust me it still applies when the tomatoes are green.
What with fall coming on strong, this was a nice treat - and used up some of the green tomatoes still on the vine and some of the basil that will be frost-nipped all too soon!
Green Tomatoes & Basil Dressing
Green tomatoes, sliced
1 cup Fresh basil leaves
¼ cup Cider vinegar
¼ cup Red wine vinegar (or cider vinegar)
¼ cup Olive oil (optional)
In a blender or food processer, combine 1 cup packed basil leaves, ¼ cup cider vinegar, ¼ cup red wine vinegar and ½ cup olive oil. Blend until the basil leaves are finely chopped. Layer sliced tomatoes in a bowl. Pour basil dressing over tomato slices and toss to coat.
This is best after it has marinated in the fridge for a couple of hours.