It doesn't get more basic, more fresh, or more delightful than this! We are growing basil in pots on our deck this year and we've been told that the key to growing in abundance is to use them frequently, paring them back for fresh growth. That being the case, our arms have been twisted into enjoying fresh basil more often! Since we are leaving on vacation tomorrrow we thought that a small salad, using the cherry tomatoes from our organic delivery and fresh mozzarella cheese from this morning's visit to Plum Market, would make up a great use for that pared back basil. Yum!
There's not a whole lot of direction for this one, just throw together some small tomatoes (I halved my cherry tomatoes to release some of their juices and flavors), some small mozzarella balls, and fresh torn basil leaves, then sprinkle with olive oil, basil, and touch of salt; toss to coat and serve immediately!