Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

I promise this is one of the nicest ways to enjoy quality tomatoes and basil. Like I say, don't make this if you can't get hold of home-grown or vine-ripened tomatoes. It's not worth doing. And don't use your tomatoes from the fridge.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice the tomatoes horizontally.
  2. Arrange on a serving platter.
  3. Drizzle with the oil, scatter the basil leaves over and season with the salt and pepper.
  4. Enjoy.
Most Helpful

5 5

Jan, this is such a simple recipe, but it is one of the best! You have to have the best tomatoes and fresh basil to make a go of it. I have been haunting my farmer's market buying the most wonderful tomatoes. We have had this dish many times during the summer. The taste can't be beat. Thanks!

5 5

Excellent! I used the most expensive olive oil we could find and it really does make a difference. Also, used tomatoes from our garden. Which is also a must! Used sea salt and fresh ground black pepper. DD liked it too. DH put some crumbled feta on his. I think I'll try fresh mozarella with mine next time. Thanks for the recipe!

5 5

Simple, direct ... and wonderful. Do NOT waste it on so-so tomatoes. Wait until they are at thier best.