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  • Serves: 4 people
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
    • Italian

    Tomato & Mozzarella Salad

    Recipe Information

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    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

    Sea Salt and Black Pepper


    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.

    Top tip

    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

    For the Pesto:

    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.