Warm Cherry Tomato Salad Recipe

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 6 cups assorted vine-ripened cherry tomatoes, some halved
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded fresh basil leaves
  • Garnish: basil sprigs
  1. In a large non-stick skillet, heat vinegar, oil, and garlic over moderate heat until just simmering. Add tomatoes, pepper, and salt to taste and cook, tossing until slightly tender and heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Toss tomatoes with shredded basil and garnish with basil sprigs.