Salad — Alan’s Tomato, Mint and Basil Salad

Alan served this salad to us once, and we were hooked. We have modified it slightly.


  • About 25 to 30 Grape or Cherry Tomatoes
  • Fresh Basil leaves, a small bunch
  • Fresh Mint leaves, a small bunch
  • Freshly ground Salt and Black Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped Red Onion (optional)


  1. Cut the Tomatoes in half and place them into a medium sized bowl, squeezing one of the halves of each Tomato.
  2. Tear the Basil leaves and Mint leaves and place them on top of the Tomatoes.
  3. Add the chopped Red Onion.
  4. Add some ground Salt and Pepper
  5. Pour on some Olive Oil, and toss the salad well.
  6. Allow the salad to sit at room temperature for about an hour.
  7. Just before serving, toss the salad again, and pour on top a little more Olive Oil.



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