Potato salad with tomatoes and fresh basil

My sister made this potato salad years ago and it is my favorite potato salad ever.  I don’t care for mayonnaise so that is partially why.  But also because this is a delicious salad.

Potato salad with tomatoes and fresh basil

1 pound new potatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces

1 pound ripes tomatoes (2 large) cut into chunks (including juice)

1/4 cup minced fresh basil

1 Tbsp. olive oil

pinch of salt

freshly ground black pepper

1 clove garlic, minced (optional)

Steam the potatoes over boiling water until tender, 12 to 14 minutes.  Drain, pat dry and place in a large bowl.

Add the tomatoes, basil, olive oil, salt and pepper and toss well to combine.  Serve warm or slightly chilled.