Be sure to thoroughly wash your hands and the work area that you will be using to prepare this fabulous salad recipe. You will also want to wash all the utensils and other items that will be used to put this recipe together. Make it a habit to keep your kitchen work surfaces clean and bacteria free. Also, do not forget to wash your ingredients as well.
Put lettuce leaves on the salad platter that you are going to use to serve in. Slice up the tomatoes. Arrange them on the lettuce leaves. Be careful while slicing the tomatoes as you will want to hold them firmly so that they do not slip from your hands. Always use safety precautions when handling a sharp knife. You can use any type of platter that is convenient for you.
Chop the garlic and mix it with the vinegar, olive oil and pepper in the small mixing bowl. Whisk well so that the ingredients combine properly. You will want a smooth texture to your mixture so be sure to check the consistency while you whisk it. If you want the mixture to have a slightly lighter taste then you can always reduce the amount of pepper that you use. This will not have a dramatic impact on the overall taste or flavour of this recipe.
Drizzle the garlic mixture over the top of the tomatoes. Scatter the seeds and basil leaves over it all. This salad is for immediate serving. The tomatoes will lose their freshness if stored for a long while. You will want to prepare this delicious salad right before your guests arrive so that it is fresh. It is up to you as to how you want to serve or garnish this salad.
Your friends and family members will definitely love this fresh salad.