Place tomatoes and garlic in a cold saucepan. Add the basil stems. Cover with olive oil. Heat slowly below a simmer until garlic is caramelized, about an hour. Store at room temperature for a multitude of different uses!
Dress garlic, mozzarella, half the basil, and tomatoes with very minimal oil. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with rest of basil.
Variations; Marinated tomatoes, smoked mozzarella, smoked paprika, parsley, croutons, romaine, arugala, shallots, romaine, spinach, mache, pomegranate seeds, faux caviar