Recipe – “Tomato and Basil Salad”

“TOMATO AND BASIL SALAD”

“A Culinary Guide to Herbs, Spices and Flavorings”

By Arabella Boxer, Jocasta Innes, Charlotte Parry-Crooke and Lewis Esson

 

1-1/2         large ripe tomatoes, sliced

Freshly ground black pepper

1/2            teaspoon sugar

3                Tablespoons olive oil

1                Tablespoon white wine vinegar

2                Tablespoons fresh basil, cut into thin strips

1                sprig basil, to garnish

 

*Arrange the tomato slices neatly overlapping on a large flat serving dish.   Season with plenty of pepper and sprinkle over with the sugar.

**Combine the oil and vinegar and spoon evenly over the tomatoes.  Leave to stand for 1 hour.  Just before serving, scatter the basil over the tomatoes.

Serve garnished with basil sprig.       Prep – 10 minutes

 

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