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Name: Marinated Red Onion and Tomato Salad
Key Ingredient: tomatoes
Preparation: toss; marinate
Cuisine: American
Source: Newspaper/Leanne Van Horn
Food Group: vegetable
Meals: lunch, dinner, picnic
Courses: salad
Temperature: room
Effort: easy
Prep. Time: :20
Elapsed Time: 7:20
Servings: 6

1/2 cup sliced red onion
4 large ripe tomatoes (2 pounds), cut in quarters or eighths
1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup good, fruity olive oil
1 tablespoon minced fresh basil

Toss onion, tomatoes, brown sugar, vinegar, salt, pepper, olive oil and basil together in a large glass bowl, cover, and let marinate for several hours at room temperature, tossing every once in a while.

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