Jo’s Tomato Salad


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 or 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 6 large tomatoes, cubed into eights
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • Fresh basil, chopped


  1. In a small plastic container with a lid (or a mason jar), combine salt and garlic. Mash with a spoon or fork.
  2. Stir in sugar, pepper, mustard, oil, and vinegar. Close the container tightly with the lid, and shake until all the ingredients are incorporated and the dressing is creamy.
  3. Toss the dressing with tomatoes and onions. Sprinkle with basil.

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