Recipes and Cooking Basil-Tomato Salad The flavors of pesto mix and mingle into a salad. For a meal, serve with chicken or fish. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on May 4, 2021 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Start To Finish Time: 30 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 small baguette or French roll 2 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 small head green leaf lettuce, torn (6 cups) 3 cup fresh basil, torn 2 cup grape tomatoes, halved, or chopped plum tomatoes ½ cup pine nuts, toasted 2 ounce Parmesan cheese, shaved Lemon Vinaigrette ½ cup olive oil 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel ⅓ cup lemon juice 4 cloves garlic, mnced 1 teaspoon sugar ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper Directions Prepare Lemon Vinaigrette; set aside. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Split baguette in half horizontally. In small bowl combine olive oil and garlic. Brush onto cut sides of baguette. Cut each bread piece lengthwise into 3 or 4 breadsticks. Place on baking sheet. Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until toasted. Transfer to wire rack; cool. In large bowl combine lettuce and basil. In 3- to 4-quart glass canister or desired container layer greens, tomatoes, pine nuts, and cheese . Serve with breadsticks and Lemon Vinaigrette. Makes 6 servings. Lemon Vinaigrette In small screw-top jar combine olive oil, finely shredded lemon peel, lemon juice, garlic, sugar, salt, and ground black pepper. Cover; shake well. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 449 Calories 33g Fat 30g Carbs 13g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 449 % Daily Value * Total Fat 33g 42% Saturated Fat 6g 30% Cholesterol 8mg 3% Sodium 502mg 22% Total Carbohydrate 30g 11% Total Sugars 4g Protein 13g Vitamin C 25.4mg 127% Calcium 191.8mg 15% Iron 4mg 22% Potassium 445mg 9% Folate, total 96.8mcg Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.