Now, I’m not fully sure “TBM” is a real name for a salad. To be honest, it reminds me of “TPM” from Hoover Elementary. (Time…Place…Manner. Duh. Completely unrelated. Sorry.)
TBM = Tomato…Basil…Mozzarella. The main ingredients in a reasonably simple salad that I never thought about making before I stumbled upon the recipe here. Just another fantastic food blog that I’ve added to my reading library. You should too – Savory Sweet Life. Look it up. (Or click the link.)
This is a GREAT summer salad but it could also be enjoyed in our other three seasons. Fresh basil is the key.
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved (I like a mix of red and yellow – more colorful.)
- 8 ounces fresh “mini” mozzarella pearls (These work better and are much prettier next to the cherry tomatoes.)
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 18 basil leaves, chopped (Go fresh!)
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
How to Make:
This is a hard recipe. Roll up your sleeves. Put on a sweatband. Whatever revs you up.
Ok, ok you caught me. This is probably the easiest recipe on the planet. And you know I don’t exaggerate. Ever.
Chop the tomatoes….
Toss ‘em in a bowl…
Drain the mozzarella pearls…maybe eat a few, just to test them out. Then throw ‘em in the bowl too…
Roll your basil leaves into a long cylinder…
slice it up…
…throw it in your bowl.
Pour in the olive oil…
Sprinkle in the S&P…
Mix it all up.
Drum roll………………………..(it’s a long roll)……
This truly is the simplest salad ever but it looks gorgeous and it goes with just about any main dish you can imagine. It’s even a great snack if you’re looking for a little something that falls more in the healthy category and it’s not quite meal time.
Had it with some steak and grilled corn recently. Highly recommend.
I hope you give this one a go – and please let me know if/when you do! I always love your comments and likes if there’s a recipe/post you really enjoy!