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.