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Returns March 17, 2022

Fresh Fig and Green Tomato Salad with Basil


Adapted from Fig Heaven by Marie Simmons (William Morrow, 2004)

This simple salad recipe is a fresh way to make the best of the end of summer tomatoes and start the fall season with delicious figs.

Serves 6 to 8



4 green zebra tomatoes, cored and cut into ½ inch wedges
4 large, firm ripe figs, any variety, stems tripped, cut into ½ inch wedges
½ cup fresh basil leaves, hand-torn
½ cup red onion slivers, cut paper-thin lengthwise
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar


  1. Combine the tomatoes, figs, basil and onion in a serving bowl.

  2. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Drizzle the salad with the olive oil and splash the vinegar over the top.
  4. Gently fold the ingredients together.
  5. Serve at room temperature.



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