Quick and Easy Tomato Salad

The other  day I was having an “Oh shoot I forgot all about meal planning” moment and was in desperate need of a side dish….okay that’s a bit of an exaggeration but you know the feeling, babies are hungry, guests are pulling in the driveway, and you are standing in the pantry with your head in the fridge trying to figure out what to do. 


Out of my panic came this simple tomato salad.  It took all of two minutes to throw together and nobody knew I wasn’t prepared. So, next time you realize you forgot dinner, don’t worry I’ve got you covered!

Ingredients
3 cups of chopped cherry tomatoes
*I used both red and orange which made it very pretty
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 to 2 cloves of garlic minced (depends on how bad you want your breath to be)
1 handful chopped basil (yes, a handful is an exact measurement)
1 pinch red pepper flakes *optional

Mix all the ingredients together in a big bowl and chill until you are ready to serve it (which in my case was immediately).  

Note: This tasted good right away but tasted great after it sat in the refrigerator overnight. 
Linking up with: What I Am EatingHomemade MondayThe Modest MomHomestead Barn HopThe Pin It Party
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