Once upon a time I hated tomatoes. It was grade 12 and I went to Toronto to visit my elderly great aunt. My mother gave me the lecture on manners before arriving, as if I was 6, but it worked to make me anxious regardless. So when my aunt asked me if I would like a tomato sandwich for lunch, I said "Yes please!" with a smile on my face but not one in my heart. She slowly made her way to the back garden where she plucked a large ripe tomato. She then opened the sides of the toaster, which I had never seen, and toasted the bread in her ancient contraption. A little mayo, slices of ruby red tomato and crisp toast and I was given my first ever tomato sandwich. My mind was blown. I thought I hated tomato, I was wrong. Best. Sandwich. Ever.
2 cups of grape tomatoes halved
1/3 cup of torn basil leaves
small chunk of feta
1 garlic clove minced
2 tbsp of olive oil
1 tbs of balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper
Combine the oil, garlic and vinegar. Set aside. Place your halved tomatoes in a bowl with the torn basil. Crumble the feta over tomatoes and gently combine. Add the dressing, a little salt and a fair amount of pepper. Gently stir and serve within the hour. If you want to serve later, wait to add the basil until before serving.