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Basil & tomato salad

Dec 12, 2019 | Salad as a side, Sides & salads

Basil & tomato salad

Recipe from Make five
Serves 4

There are few ingredients that demonstrate the flavour-synergy (one plus one equals more than two) as well as basil and tomato. This combination is perfect as a salad, but do also try it on a sandwich.


250 g mixture of baby tomatoes, such as cherry, rosa or yellow

3 large ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced

30 ml (2 tbsp) basil pesto

handful fresh basil leaves

salt and pepper


1. Halve any baby tomatoes that may be too big for a fork. Arrange on a salad platter with the tomato slices.

2. Drizzle the pesto over the salad just before serving. Garnish with basil leaves and serve with a pinch of coarse salt and a good grind of black pepper.

1. Add ricotta, goats’ or mozzarella cheese to the salad. Each cheese gives a different flavour combination, so be creative and use it, as a salad, in couscous or on pasta or a sandwich. Don’t forget to also try this on a braai toastie.
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