tomatoes with thai basil dressing

August 5, 2014  |  Side Dishes

Yup. It is just a simple platter of sliced tomatoes with a #stupideasy 4 ingredient Thai Basil dressing.10 minute tomatoes with Thai Basil Dressing only 5 ingredients #glutenfree

It has taken me a while to catch on, but I have noticed that you guys just want simple as shiz recipes right now. Like 5 ingredients, 10 minutes. That’s it. Guess what? Me too, so I have another one of those kinds of recipes for you today. It falls into both of those categories: 10 minutes and 5 ingredients. While were at it, it is also no-cook, low-carb and gluten-free. It is a veritable #hashtagarama.

5 ingredient tomatoes with Thai Basil Dressing only 10 minutes #glutenfree

Let’s face it, summer is almost over. Okay, wait. Forget that. Lets not face that, since I won’t be able to write this for sobbing onto my keyboard. Give me a glass of chilled rose please and I’ll need a minute.

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But what I mean is, now that we are already into the first part of August we want to be maximizing our time chillaxin’ and minimize our stress and efforts in the kitchen. So I am with you. I want those stupid easy recipes too!

10 minute tomato salad with Thai basil dressing 5 ingredients #lowcarb and #glutenfree

And the really good news for us all is that thank Mother Earth, all the good stuff that is in season right now needs like nothing to make it taste good. Seriously, my haricot verts from my garden are so sweet and delicious, last night for dinner, I just steamed them for a couple of minutes and served them with our dinner completely plain. No olive oil or salt or anything. My 7-year-old took seconds of them. That my friends is the magic of seasonality!

So knowing you guys are like me, judging by the love I’ve been getting about my Simple Skinny Cucumber Salad, this 15-minute Greek Salad, and the 5 ingredient pickled beets means that you probably won’t get mad at me if I share another stupid easy recipe with you. This one is Full-On-Flavor too. Like POW! Umami! You’ll love it.5 ingredient tomatoes with Thai Basil Dressing only 10 minutes #glutenfree

 

The ingredient notes are short, simply because there are only 5 ingredients: the dressing is fine with regular Italian Sweet basil. But man-oh-man, the Thai basil makes this so special tasting. It has a little coconuty thing going on that you’ll love! And the splash of fish sauce will explode in your mouth. Just sayin’ that since I know you all are looking at me like, really? Fish sauce? Trust. Me. It. Is. GOOD!

Tomatoes with Thai basil Dressing #glutenfree #5ingredients 10-minutes

Kay, get out there and chillax now. I won’t keep you.



tomatoes with thai basil dressing

Active Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Makes: 4 servings

Calories per serving: 92

Fat per serving: 7 grams

tomatoes with thai basil dressing

5 ingredient tomato salad with Thai basil dressing. Ready in just 10 minutes. Gluten-free and no-cook.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup loosely packed clean Thai basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tablespooons best quality extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Thai fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 pound tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Puree ½ cup basil, olive oil, rice vinegar and fish sauce in a food processor, mini prep or blender. Slice tomatoes and arrange on a medium platter. Drizzle dressing over the tomatoes and garnish with basil leaves if desired.

Notes

7 g carbs, 2 g fiber, 108 mg sodium,

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25 Comments


  1. One of the best parts of summer is that, because the produce is so good, simple is definitely the way to go! I love Thai basil, so this dressing sounds absolutely ideal for sprucing up some tomatoes!
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  2. These photos are gorgeous!

  3. We have Thai basil growing this year – LOVE what you did with it!!

  4. I love this idea! I haven’t seen any thai basil around yet, but I’m definitely trying this with Italian basil for now!
    Lisa recently posted…Chili Eggplant Tofu Stir Fry & Cauliflower RiceMy Profile

  5. That salad looks so beautiful and vibrant! It’s definitely the perfect thing to make with the first fresh backyard tomatoes. :) Yay!
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  6. I want an entire plate of this, all to myself. It looks divine!
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  7. Oh. Yum. I really love simple AND Thai flavors :)
    Anne recently posted…Morning Glory Overnight OatsMy Profile

  8. wow.. love the colours! that dressing looks divine too, definitely recreating it in my kitchen!
    Thalia recently posted…Caramelized Pear, Brie and Honey TartinesMy Profile

  9. #stupideasy is just about ALL I can handle these days with all the wedding stuff I’m drowning in, so this recipe is right up my alley :)
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  10. Wow! SO beautiful. Almost to much so to eat! But I’d dive right in! Awesome post, Katie!
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  11. #stupideasy is now my new favorite hashtag. #forserious

    This salad may be simple, but it is stunning and the dressing sounds perfect for these last fleeting days of summer when we should be outside and not at the stove!
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  12. I really love this recipe. Wanted to let you know that I featured it in my monthly round-up of 25 Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes. I hope a lot of my readers will come over here and try it!
    KalynsKitchen recently posted…25 Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes from August 2014 (Gluten-Free, South Beach, Paleo, Whole 30)My Profile

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