Tomato basil salad is a simple and refreshing salad that is perfect for summer. The salad is made with fresh, ripe tomatoes, chopped basil leaves, and a simple vinaigrette made with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and black pepper. Some variations of the salad may also include mozzarella cheese, red onion, and/or avocado.
To make the salad, start by slicing fresh tomatoes and arranging them on a platter. Next, chop fresh basil leaves and sprinkle them over the tomatoes. If using other ingredients, such as cheese or onion, add them on top of the tomatoes as well.
To make the vinaigrette, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl until combined. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad just before serving, and enjoy!