Tomato Basil Recipe
Sweet and Sour Basil Tomatoes

If you are looking for a tomato basil recipe with a little something different, these sweet and sour basil tomatoes will knock your socks off. Basil and tomatoes are always a great mix, but this recipe adds a twist that you will appreciate.

We originally came up with this at summer's end when are garden was way over producing. We had used the tomatoes in all the usual ways: on our sandwiches, in my father's favorite salad (olive oil, water, tomato and basil), and in our sauces. But still, we could not keep up with the production from the garden. We were kind of tomato-ed out. My wife put this together, and it became one of the family's favorite. Give it a try!


  • 1 pound tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh basil leaves, shredded
  • 1 Tablespoons chopped fresh chives


Slice the tomatoes and arrange them on a serving platter. Sprinkle them with brown sugar and then drizzle with vinegar. Next, drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle the basil and chives on top. Let marinate for 10 minutes before serving.

Other Appetizer Recipes

Why just use one basil recipe? Here are some other basil appetizer recipes to consider. We have found them to be a real crowd pleaser with our guest.

Fried Basil Leaves Salami Crisps with Sour Cream and Basil
Brushetta Herb Feta Spread
Mozz Kabobs Potato Plank Bruschetta

Basil Soup Recipes

Perhaps your guest would prefer a soup rather than an appetizer. Here are a few basil soup recipes that are sure to please everyone.

Fresh Tomato Basil Soup la Madeleine Tomato Basil Soup
Tomato Basil Bisque Basil White Bean and Tomato Soup
Low Fat Fresh Tomato and Basil Soup

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