Tomato Basil Salad

When fruits and vegetables are fresh and in season, keep it simple.  Let the natural taste shine through.  I got two pints of grape tomatoes and this is ont thing I love to do with them, a fresh salad.  It is so good that I had a WHOLE pint for lunch and did not want anything else.  I do have another pint in the fridge, let’s see if I want to do something else with it–I might just make the salad again simply because it was THAT GOOD !


1 pint of grape tomatoes, sliced

6-7 leaves of fresh basil

1/2 tsp of extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp of balsamic vinegar

salt and pepper to taste.


I mix the oil and vinegar and the sliced basil and set it aside for a while.  This gives the flavors a chance to mix and marry into one another.

in the meantime I slice the tomatoes

Add the tomatoes into the oil mixture and toss to coat

Season with salt and pepper.  I like to freshly cracked black pepper and I go heavy on it, just because I love the kick–please adjust to personal taste.

Enjoy !

5 thoughts on “Tomato Basil Salad”

    1. This so quick and simple. It is a classic salad, I did not create it–why re-invent the wheel? My only suggestion is make sure the tomato and basil are REALLY fresh ! I hope your dinner goes well 🙂


  1. If you ever get a chance to make this with truffle infused champagne vinegar, go for it 🙂 I got a small bottle when I was in Paris last year, and I kept it exclusively for this sort of salad. Heaven.


  2. Just enjoyed this delicious tomato salad :). I love it just like that and I have made it many times that way, but truffle infused champagne vinegar does sound heavenly! I’m not sure where I would get that, but I will keep my eyes peeled…


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