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.
- Slice the tomatoes horizontally.
- Arrange on a serving platter.
- Drizzle with the oil, scatter the basil leaves over and season with the salt and pepper.