Sunday, February 18, 2018

Tomato Salad with Basil and Capers - Red Tractor January

I have been a little busy lately, so I haven't been able to visit this blog other than to keep up with Tuesdays with Dorie.  However, I have decided that today I am going to take time out to blog about Red Tractor's January recipe.  Yep, I liked the Red Tractor calendar so much last year that I bought another one this year.

The words of wisdom for January were: 

I am not someone who gets lost in gardening, but I know lots of people who do, so I understand the sentiment.  And who wouldn't love fresh produce that they grew themselves?  My harvest is limited to a few herbs from the balcony, but that is all I need.

Now to the recipe.  It is for a tomato salad with basil and capers.  It is simple, but very tasty, and perfect when you have ripe fresh tomatoes around.  It is also bright and colourful, which is always pleasant when you are hungry and need cheering up at the end of a long day.

To make the Red Tractor tomato salad, you will need:

450g cherry tomatoes
2 tomatoes, thickly sliced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
2 tbs olive oil
2 tbs balsamic vinegar
1 tsp sugar
100g buffalo mozzarella, drained
1/2 cup basil leaves
2 tsp capers, rinsed

Halve the cherry tomatoes and place in a large bowl.  Add the tomato slices, onion, oil, vinegar and sugar.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Set aside for 10 minutes.

Arrange the tomato slices on a serving platter then top with the remaining tomato mixture, reserving the bowl juices.

Tear the mozzarella into pieces and arrange on top of the salad.  Drizzle over the reserved juices, and scatter with basil leaves and capers.


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Hehe gardening to me is stressful but to each their own. I know people that find cooking highly stressful where to me it's relaxing! :D

2paw said...

Plants volunteer to come to our house and die, I do not have green thumbs or fingers. I love a good simple tomato salad. The tomatoes are late here this year.