Garden tomato salad
- Preparation and cooking time
- plus 2-3 hrs chilling, no cook
- Serves 6 for a starter or lunch, or 8-10 with other dishes
This simple salad of ripe tomatoes with fragrant herbs and finely diced shallots makes a refreshing side salad or buffet dish
For the dressing
- STEP 1
Slice the large-to-medium tomatoes and halve the smallest. Pick the leaves from the herbs and roughly chop, then mix the herbs with the shallots.
- STEP 2
Choose a large platter and start layering up the tomatoes, mixing colours and sizes. As you finish each layer, scatter with some of the herb-shallot mix and some ground black pepper. Keep layering until everything is used up. Cover and chill for a few hrs. Bring to room temperature 45 mins before serving.
- STEP 3
Whisk together the dressing ingredients with some salt, then drizzle over the salad and serve.