• Sweet Onion and Tomato Salad

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  • 1 pound (about 1 large or 2 medium-sized) fresh Walla Walla Sweet onions
    Pesto Dressing (recipe follows)
    1 large (about 3/4 pound) firm-ripe tomato, cored and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices
    Fresh basil sprigs, for garnish
    Salt and pepper, to taste
    Cut the onions crosswise into thin slices and separate rings into a bowl. Pour the dressing over onions and gently mix. On 3 or 4 dinner or salad plates, arrange equal portions of the tomato. Top with equal portions of onions and dressing. Garnish with the basil sprigs, if desired. Add the salt and pepper to taste.
    Makes 4 servings.
    PESTO DRESSING: In a small bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, 3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar and 2 tablespoons pesto (either homemade or commercially prepared).
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