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Tomato salad with olives and basil recipe

This tomato salad recipe is easy to make and combines cherry tomatoes, basil and olives. Try this healthy salad with a balsamic dressing. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder



  • 4 roma tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 punnet red grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 punnet yellow grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, stones removed and halved
  • 1/2 cup green basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup purple basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 level tsp sea salt
  • 1 level tsp pepper


Arrange tomatoes and olives on a serving platter, scatter with basil leaves torn into shreds.

To make dressing, combine vinegar, oil, salt and pepper in a small jar and shake well.

Drizzle dressing over salad just before serving.


  • I had leftover roasted capsicum and onion from the Xmas burgers. They add 'surprise' clour when you cut into the filling.
  • You can buy roasted capsicum from supermarket delis and either fry some red onion, substitute with chopped chives or just omit.
  • This recipe was created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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