Warm Cherry Tomato and Basil Salad is delicious and flavorful, easy side salad dish. The flavor of sweet cherry tomatoes are enhanced when they are sautéed with garlic and basil. A white wine vinaigrette is made in the pan that coats all the tomatoes perfectly.
Cherry tomatoes never fail to deliver in sweet flavor. Whether raw in salads, or warm like in this recipe. With summer over, we’re starting to transition into warmer, more comforting dishes and this recipe fits the bill perfectly because a warm salad is so much more satisfying when it’s cold outside.
If you can find cherry tomatoes year round, this will be your new favorite way to enjoy these sweet little jewels anytime you want.
A quick and easy side dish that will complement any entrée. Sweet cherry tomatoes, sautéed in olive oil, garlic, white wine and basil.
Slightly garlic-y, the tomatoes still have a bite to them. You want to make sure you just warm the tomatoes through without softening them, because once the skin pops, the tomatoes start to break down and get mushy.
On the day I made this salad, I served it for dinner as a side salad to Traditional Welsh Rarebit, the BEST open-faced grilled cheese made with a beer cheese sauce. So good!
Serve over fresh salad greens, my choice is baby arugula, this Warm Cherry Tomato Salad makes its own dressing in the pan. Perfect as a side dish or a main salad (just add rotisserie chicken or shrimp).
Fresh garlic flavors light olive oil. I like to use light because the flavor of darker olive oil is too over powering. White wine vinegar is added, salt, pepper and this makes the dressing.
I grow my own basil (there’s nothing better) and instead of chopping or tearing large leaves, I used the smallest of the leaves and left them whole.
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