March 30, 2010

Garden Tomato and Basil Salad

Summer this year proved to be great for gardens in Melbourne, with plenty of rain and sunshine to nourish the plants in my backyard. Two of my most treasured plants, tomato and basil, partner perfectly together to create a refreshing salad for a quick, light and delicious snack or accompaniment for a meal.

The vibrant colours make me feel so happy! Ahh the simple things in life...

You will need:
- 4 ripe tomatoes
- Handful of fresh basil leaves
- 1 tbs balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- Sea salt and cracked black pepper

Roughly chop the basil and cut the tomatoes into bite-sized pieces. Combine both onto a serving dish. Make the dressing by mixing together the vingear, oil and plenty of seasoning. Check the taste and adjust accordingly, if needed. To serve, simply drizzle the dressing over the tomatoes and basil.

Tomato and Basil Salad

Tomato and Basil salad with Feta - Crumble over creamy feta to break through the tartness of the dressing and compliment the juicy tomatoes. I used Dodoni Goat Feta.

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