During a recent trip to London’s Borough Market I bought some amazing tomatoes from an organic veg stall. As you can see from the pictures there was a fantastic selection of tomatoes in varying colours and sizes. Seeing such an impressive display prompted me to buy some with the idea of making a simple tomato and basil salad when I returned home.
We ate our salad with my other Borough Market purchases which included some focaccia from the Bread Ahead Bakery and a wedge of Montgomery Cheddar from Neal’s Yard Diary. The tomato and basil salad is hardly a recipe at all but I wanted to share it with you as it really was rather good especially with the focaccia and cheese.
Tomato and Basil Salad
A selection of different tomatoes
Handful of fresh basil leaves
Extra virgin olive oil
1. Slice the larger tomatoes, cut the smaller ones in half or quarters depending on their size.
2. Arrange the tomatoes and basil leaves on a plate. Drizzle over some extra virgin olive oil, season with sea salt and black pepper. Serve at room temperature and enjoy.
Sometimes simple unfussy food is the best.
If you haven’t seen it yet, do take a look at my review of London’s Borough Market which includes lots of photos of my day there.
Until next time.