With just three main ingredients, you really need to pay attention to the quality. Choose sweet, plump tomatoes for this. In the summer that’s pretty easy, but if your outside the summer months, you might need to look a little harder. We really like to stick to smaller, vine-ripened tomatoes or if you can find them Kumato tomatoes, which we’ve found to be sweet all year round.
1 pint ripe cherry tomatoes, halved (about 2 cups)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, torn into bite size pieces
6 basil leaves, torn
Combine tomatoes with a generous pinch of salt, small pinch of pepper and the olive oil. Stir then let sit for 10 minutes.
Stir tomatoes once more, and then add cheese and basil. Season to taste with more salt and/or pepper then enjoy.