The true secret of this dish is its speed and stylish simplicity.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Serves: 2 people
1tbspSuperValu Extra Virgin Olive Oil
0handfullSuperValu Fresh Basil
1 - SuperValu Mozzarella
0 - SuperValu Tomato
3 large or a handful each of baby ones
The salad needs to be made just before serving as the tomatoes degrade quickly once they’ve been sliced. If you’ve been storing the tomatoes in a fridge let them reach room temperature before you start working as the cold kills their flavour.
Cut the tomato slices about half a centimetre in thickness. Arrange neatly on the plate so the diff erent coloured tomatoes overlap.
Tear the Mozzarella and scatter over themtomatoes. In a small bowl or cup loosen the pesto with olive oil until it has a drizzling consistency and then drizzle over the dish.
Give is a twist of black pepper and a scattering of sea salt. Top with the basil leaves and serve immediately.