Recipe: Yellow pear and cherry tomato salad

Dietician's Tip

The red color of tomatoes is due to lycopene, an antioxidant that may help prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease. Lycopene is found in deep yellow, dark green and red fruits and vegetables.

Ingredients

For the vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow pear tomatoes, halved
  • 1 1/2 cups orange cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 1/2 cups red cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 large fresh basil leaves, cut into slender ribbons

Directions

To make the vinaigrette, in a small bowl, combine the vinegar and shallot and let stand for 15 minutes. Add the olive oil, salt and pepper and whisk until well blended. In a large serving or salad bowl, toss together all the tomatoes. Pour the vinaigrette over the tomatoes, add the basil shreds and toss gently to mix well and coat evenly. Serve immediately.

Serving Information

Serves 6

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 47
Total carbohydrate: 4 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Dietary fiber: 1 g
Monounsaturated fat: 2 g
Protein: 1 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Serving size: About 3/4 cup
Sodium: 125 mg
Total fat: 3 g

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Fats and oils: 1/2
Vegetables: 1

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Fats: 1/2
Nonstarchy vegetables: 1

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Fats: 1/2
Vegetables: 1

Last Updated Jun 4, 2015


Content from Mayo Clinic ©1998-2019 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). All rights reserved. Terms of Use