Halve the tomatoes. Discard the seeds and juices. Cut each tomato into several wedges.
Rub the garlic clove vigorously on the bottom and sides of a salad bowl, then add the tomatoes. Chop the basil leaves and put them in a small bowl. Add the oil and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Pour this dressing over the tomatoes and toss to mix. Let the salad rest for 15 minutes, mixing often, th