I was at City’Super the other day and came across a box of Aussie Cherry Tomato Medley Mix and couldn’t resist buying it (despite how pricey it was). I absolutely adore cherry tomatoes, they are like sweet and juicy pops of joy in my mouth. I ate half of the box as a snack and used the other half in a Tomato Salad recipe from Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meal book.
I am sharing this recipe because the salad is tasty and simple to make! If you like tomatoes like me, give it a try.
500g mixture of cherry and plum tomatoes
1/2 fresh red chili
few sprigs of fresh basil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 clove of garlic, peeled
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
salt & pepper
Wash the tomatoes. Slice the larger cherry tomatoes in half and keep the smaller ones whole. Roughly slice the plum tomatoes and toss all tomatoes in a bowl.
Finely slice the chili and tear the larger leaves from the sprigs of basil and add to the bowl of tomatoes. Finely grate the garlic into the mixture. Then add the olive oil and balsamic vinegar and toss. Season with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle the salad with the smaller basil leaves. Serve and enjoy.
Source: Jamie Oliver’s 30 Minute Meal