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Layered Italian Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Zucchini on cutting board

Layered Italian Salad with Basil Vinaigrette and healthful tomatoes and both green and yellow zucchini with a basil vinaigrette dressing.


Salad Ingredients:
4 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 green zucchini, thinly sliced
2 yellow zucchini, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper to taste

Basil Vinaigrette or Non-Fat Basil Vinegar:
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 tablespoon olive oil OR none
8 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped, OR 2 teaspoons dried basil


On a serving plate, layer alternate slices of tomato, yellow zucchini, and green zucchini in a stairway pattern so all vegetables show.

Mix dressing ingredients and add to vegetables. Add salt and pepper to taste.

This is an official 5 a Day recipe and provides each person served with about two servings of vegetables.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 4 servings.
Serving size: 1 serving
Calories: 66; Total Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 16mg; Fiber: 3g

Did You Know?

Dried basil leaf can be added directly to food or drunk as a tea (1/2 teaspoon of dried herb steeped for 10 minutes in 1 cup of boiling water in a closed container) to relieve flatulence and fullness.

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