Simple tomato salad


Damn this was hard to find! Everything else online was like “tomato onion mozz” ahh! Ree Drummond posted this gem.

It was good the next day but before packing it up dump all the juices out. You’ll still have juices the next day from the salt pulling out the liquid from the tomaters.

1/4 cup olive oil
5 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 pint red grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
1 pint yellow grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
16 fresh basil leaves, chiffonade, plus more if needed
Salt and pepper

In a small skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and stir, lightly frying for about a minute and removing from the heat before the garlic gets too brown (it can be golden). Pour it into a mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly. Add the tomatoes, balsamic, basil and some salt and pepper to the bowl. Toss to combine, and then taste and add more basil if needed, and more salt if needed.