Vegetable Recipe

The addition of basil gives an excellent flavor to fresh tomatoes. Try this when you want something different than a green salad to complete a healthy quick meal. This recipe is also a good choice for a diabetic menu.

Basil Tomatoes

2 medium tomatoes, diced or sliced (about 2 cups)
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Mix ingredients and let sit at room temperature at least one hour. Serve plain or on a lettuce leaf.

Note: Optional ingredients are not included in the nutritional analysis.

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Makes 2 cups (4 servings) - Each Serving: 1/2 cup; Carb Servings: 0; Exchanges: "Free"; calories 18, total fat 0g, saturated fat 0g, cholesterol 0mg, sodium 5mg, total carbohydrate 4g, dietary fiber 1g, sugars 2g, protein 1g

Source: Quick & Healthy Recipes and Ideas - 3rd Edition, © Brenda J. Ponichtera, RD, Published by Small Steps Press, publishing health conscious books for the general public, a division of the American Diabetes Association.