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Fried basil and cherry tomato salad


  • 3 tablespoons (45 milliliters) olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (120 milliliters) fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 2 cups (480 milliliters) cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat oil in frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Once the oil is gently smoking, add basil leaves. This will create a loud crackling sound, wait eight to ten seconds.
  3. Add garlic, cherry tomatoes, salt and pepper.
  4. Cook for one to two minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Remove from heat and serve immediately.
  6. Serve with sole and toasted pumpkin seed pesto rolls (see recipe).

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