Herb & Garlic Tomato Salad

Tomatoes are so underrated. We often add them to salads and other dishes, but sometimes tomatoes deserve to be the star. For a fresh tasting tomato salad that might just steal the show, toss the firmest cherry tomatoes you can find, with some herbs, garlic and spices.

Bring this salad along on a picnic, spread it on crunchy bread, or serve it alongside just about any meal. Make ahead – if you use fresh tomatoes, this salad can be made the day before. The marinated tomatoes will have even more flavor the next day.


  • 2 lbs firm cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 4 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 18 tsp salt
  • 18 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp olive oil


Add tomatoes to a bowl, and gently toss with the garlic, spices, herbs, and olive oil. Serve cold or at room temperature.

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