Tomato and Basil Salad

For the last few weeks, I have been staying at my dad’s house on the North End Road. It has been great living here. Its such an easy commute into Cordon Bleu HQ and just a stones throw away from a massive array of international supermarkets and a great weekly market, with stalls piled high with fruit and veg. Today I finished early at school and managed to catch the stalls just before packing up time. After a full day of cooking, I was planning on making something super simple and quick, to eat in front of a newly recorded episode of Mad Men. I had a Chicken Leg in the fridge, waiting to be cooked, a couple of Seeded Rolls leftover from last weekend’s trip to Borough Market that needed using. All I needed was a colourful accompaniment. The ripe plump Tomatoes were winking at me.
The overflowing Basil pot made it a no brainer. It had to be the old classic, Tomato and Basil Salad. Sans the Mozzarella, unfortunately.
This simple salad that took 5 minutes to prepare. It was really nice stuffed inside the bread roll with the Chicken, but be careful if you are a messy eater like me. I got Tomato Juices all over my chin. Only Don Draper witnessed it though, so it was ok.
(serves 3-4)
  • 3 large, ripe Tomatoes
  • a small handful of torn Basil
  • a squeeze of Lemon
  • 2 tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • a pinch of Chilli Flakes(optional)
  • Salt and Pepper
Chop the tomatoes into quarters
Roughly tear the basil
Dress with the ev olive oil and lemon.
Season with salt and pepper, toss to mix and serve.
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