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
- 1⁄8 tsp salt
- 1⁄8 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.