Sunday, September 13, 2009

Tomato Salad - 1 - $

If I were in Italy I would say ciao and name this post insalata pomodoro.

I'm trying to be all posh because this recipe is so simple. But I've said it before and I'll say it again - it doesn't have to be fancy, it just has to be fresh.
This is a lovely addition to a selection of salads at a BBQ. (Answers to 'What is the term used for a salad collective?' in the comments section below please.)


1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
3 bocconcini OR 6 cherry bocconcini
1/4 tsp sugar
6 large basil leaves
Olive oil
Salt and pepper to season

Put the tomatoes in a bowl, add the sugar and stir well.
Tear the bocconcini and basil leaves and add to the bowl. It's very important to tear the herb as cutting basil with a knife will make it taste bitter.
Pour a good splash of olive oil over the ingredients, season and stir to combine.
Serve and wait for the applause.



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Melissa said...

Tomato salads are my absolute favourite! I'm nuts for tomatoes! My favourite tomato salad is similar to yours but I use buffalo mozzarella or I do one with chevre and fresh thyme.

What's For Tea? said...

Hi Melissa, your take on the tomato salad sounds delicious! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your culinary tips x

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Hayley said...

This salad is fabulous and also makes a great topping for pita bread pizzas.. just add basil pesto to the base and you're ready to rock :)

What's For Tea? said...

What an excellent idea Hayley! Thanks for stopping by and sharing it with everyone x

Roxy B said...

I made this salad for Christmas day, what a winner!! Looked great and tasted so nice and fresh, thanks.

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