Tomato baskets are charming accessories for holding
vegetable salad, chicken, shrimps, cold beans, asparagus tips, shredded
celery, cucumbers cut in cubes and minced peppers. Choose firm, smooth
tomatoes, not too large and as nearly one size as possible. Dip for half
a minute in boiling water, skin and set in ice box to chill. Cut out
pulp and seeds, dress the cavity with salt, pepper, oil and vinegar,
then fill with the salad, seasoned with French dressing or mayonnaise.
Handles of watercress may be attached to these baskets. Set on lettuce
or cress, as desired.
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