Tomato and Herb Salad

Tomato and Herb Salad

Summer may be coming to an end here in the UK, but my love for tomatoes continues all year round.

vegan tomato and herb salad

Typically I love tomatoes with just a sprinkle of sea salt. Topping them with some fresh basil or pesto is equally good, but this time I wanted to experiment a little bit. During the summer we planted a small herb garden, which has given me loads of inspiration for ways to include fresh herbs into my meals.

I decided to get a bit creative and mix up the normal tomato and basil combination. I really wanted to use heirloom tomatoes, but unfortunately didn’t come across any so used alternatives, but if you have them about then use them. In this recipe I used a combination of red and yellow cherry tomatoes, vine tomatoes and Jack Hawkins tomatoes.

vegan tomato and herb salad

For the herbs, I used a combination of fresh parsley, basil and mint, and added in some pistachios for a bit of extra crunch. It works really well and is a great way to showcase the flavour of the tomatoes and the herbs together.

Give it a go and serve on a large platter at your next BBQ.

Tomato and Herb Salad

October 13, 2018
: 4
: 15 min
:
: 15 min
: Easy

A simple fresh and healthy tomato and herb salad, using a mix of fresh tomatoes, basil, parsley and mint.

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Ingredients
  • Handful red cherry tomatoes
  • Handful yellow cherry tomatoes
  • 4 medium vine tomatoes
  • 2 Jack Hawkins tomatoes
  • Quarter of a red onion, thinly sliced
  • Large handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • Large handful fresh basil, finely chopped
  • Small handful fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 20g shelled pistachios, finely chopped
  • 30ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 0.5 tsp sea salt
Directions
  • Step 1 Finely slice your vine tomatoes and Jack Hawkins tomatoes into rounds
  • Step 2 Cut your cherry tomatoes into half
  • Step 3 On a large plate layer your tomatoes, they can overlap if needed
  • Step 4 Scatter over the sliced red onion
  • Step 5 In a small bowl combine the rest of the ingredients and mix well
  • Step 6 Pour the herb dressing over the tomatoes
  • Step 7 Cover and place in the fridge until needed
  • Step 8 Serve!

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