Day 31 of Salad a Day
Tomato and Basil
Here we are at the end of the Salad a Day where I have posted a different salad recipe every day for 30 days. As a special bonus and because I can’t get enough of salads here’s a special one. Day 31. Tomato and basil salad.
When I was visiting the Isle of Capri in 2012 I ordered a tomato salad for lunch. The salad in the photo above was the salad I received. A plate of tomatoes, a couple of basil leaves and a sprinkling of pepper on the side. Since then I’ve been on a quest to discover what salad is. And I’ve come to realise that salad can be pretty much anything you want it to be – vegetables or fruit, hot or cold, one ingredient or lots. If you have one of those or a combination then you have salad.
So I thought I’d end the Salad a Day with my version of a tomato salad. And it’s tomato and basil with some olive oil and salt. You can use the same variety of tomatoes like the salad I was served in Italy or a variety, like I did. Either way it’s still a salad.
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Tomato and Basil Salad
Day 31 of Salad a Day
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Yield: 4 people
- Category: Salad
- Cuisine: Italian
- 500 g tomatoes
- 1 bunch basil
- splash olive oil
- pinch Himalayan salt
- Cut the tomatoes – halves for the cherry tomatoes and slices for the bigger tomatoes – depending on which varieties of tomatoes you have.
- Put the tomatoes into a bowl.
- Tear the basil into small pieces and add to the bowl with the olive oil.
- Toss gently to ensure the tomatoes are evenly covered with the oil and basil.
- Spread onto a serving platter.
- Sprinkle with salt.
; Put the tomatoes into a bowl.
; Tear the basil into small pieces and add to the bowl with the olive oil.
; Toss gently to ensure the tomatoes are evenly covered with the oil and basil.
; Spread onto a serving platter.
; Sprinkle with salt.
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