I simply adore tomatoes! The wide variety available this time of year call out for creative uses.
This tomato-basil salad provides a bright burst of flavor as a side dish for lunch or dinner. Be sure to use well-ripened, local cherry tomatoes if you can. The flavor will be much better. Grape tomatoes from the grocery store will work in a pinch if fresh, local tomatoes aren't available.
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved (large ones may need to be quartered)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Fresh ground pepper to taste
1. Toss all ingredients together and serve.