Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lunch & The Simplest Tomato Salad

Not really a recipe (and I do already have a Tomato Salad recipe on my blog) but I had to include it as it was so good! Fresh tomatoes from the farmers markets that were so sweet and juicy all they needed was a little extra virgin olive oil, a scattering of Maldon sea salt and a few basil leaves. Perfect alone but I indulged and had them with some of the left over Potted Crab. A simple lunch lazily enjoyed in the sun leaving me more than satisfied. The simplest things are by far the best.

{Serves 2 for lunch or as part of a side dish}

3-4 tomatoes of your choice – ideally local tomatoes in a selection of colours
Extra virgin olive oil – the best you have
Maldon sea salt
Scattering of small fresh basil - I used lemon basil

Slice the tomatoes and place on a plate as you like. Drizzle over the olive oil and finish with a good scattering of salt and a few small basil leaves. Easy, simple and delicious!


  1. Oh this looks so beautiful! I love fresh garden tomatoes.

  2. A recipe might just ruin these. Sweet simplicity, sometimes you need to leave foo alone.

  3. This sounds so good with the potted crab. I can't wait to be able to have a garden and fresh tomatoes.

  4. Oh My! That is the best way to eat tomatoes fresh off the vine with a little basil! Yumy!

  5. Such a pretty picture! The simplest food is often the best...
    'Meanderings through my Cookbook'

  6. Thanks everyone!
    You're all right - this is by far the best way to eat such delicious tomatoes! : )

  7. Wow those tomatoes are gorgeous!! Don't you love the Maldon salt? It makes everything so good.

  8. It almost looks too good to eat!
    Beautiful colours and pictures.


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