Last Friday my friend Kenny brought me fresh vegetables from his garden: the sweetest mini cherry tomatoes, basil, parsley and a green pepper. Doesn't the photo below look like it can be turned into an oil painting and hung in a museum?
Before deciding what to make with this fresh produce, I made a basil bouquet: the smell was intoxicating!
As much as I was tempted to simply eat the tomatoes on their own, I decided to make a quick salad. This really doesn't require a recipe: you simply cut a few ingredients, season with pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
Ingredients: cherry tomatoes (halved), olives (quartered), red onion (thinly sliced), basil (thinly sliced), olive oil, black pepper (there is no need for salt because of the olives).
Doesn't this salad remind you of the toppings you could put on pizza? The only thing missing is fresh mozzarella!