Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Inflammation Healing - Tomato Caper Basil Salad

Did you know capers are one of the best sources of quercetin which calms and prevents inflammation. Just two tablespoons a week is all you need too! I've included them in this salad as they pair wonderfully with sweet tomatoes, but you can sprinkle them on almost anything. Also, this salad is great by itself, but I like to serve it on top of chicken, steak, fish or baked potatoes.


1 large shallot or 1/4 red onion, chopped
3 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped (use a variety of colors for visual interest)
2 tablespoons capers, drained
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
2 tablespoons cup white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon caper brine
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil


Add shallot, tomatoes, capers and basil to a large bowl and lightly toss together. In a small bowl whisk together the vinegar, caper brine and olive oil. Pour on top of tomato mixture and mix well.

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