Simply delicious. You can see for yourself why this is a classic.
800g Large Vine Tomatoes
2 x 280g packs Mozzarella Cheese, drained
1 small Red Onion, peeled
About 30 fresh Basil Leaves
40ml Olive Oil
15ml Balsamic Vinegar
Sea Salt and Black Pepper
For the Pesto:
110g Fresh Basil Leaves
3 cloves Garlic
75g Parmigiano Cheese
110ml Olive Oil
50g Pine Nuts
30g Fresh Parsley
Juice of ½ fresh Lime
Slice the tomatoes and mozzarella cheese into 5cm slices. Alternate the tomato and cheese slices on a plate.
Finely chop the red onion. Chop the basil into thin slices. Sprinkle the chopped red onion and basil over the slices of tomato and mozzarella.
Put the oil into a small bowl, pour over the balsamic vinegar, season with sea salt and black pepper – mix well. Drizzle the dressing over the prepared sald and serve.
Add homemade pesto to your salad: Homemade pesto tastes fresher than bought and with the addition of some fresh lime makes the taste of the basil more intense
Grate the Parmigiano. Peel and roughly chop the garlic.
Put the basil, garlic, grated cheese, olive oil, pine nuts and parsley into a food processor or blender – season with a little salt and black pepper. Blend to a smooth paste.
Put into a bowl and stir in the fresh lime juice.