1 lb. mixed heirloom tomatoes of various sizes, including cherry tomatoes
salt, to taste, plus 1 1/2 tsp.
3 cups orzo pasta
2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, snipped into small pieces, plus 4 to 6 whole leaves for garnish