This salad is exactly what it says on the tin, but it has to be one of the best side dishes out there. I don’t know what it is about freshly picked tomatoes, sweet basil and soft strong feta, but combined they are a match made in heaven. The tomatoes and the basil were freshly picked from my mum’s allotment, although you will see from the pictures that there were also a lot of green tomatoes that we weren’t quote able to pick yet. I have to say I am quite jealous of all the fresh produce she has right at her finger tip, our little window sill doesn’t seem to get enough sun to even grow a small chilli plant, and we have been trying for two years! If you are so lucky as to have a great garden then you must give this ‘grow it yourself’ salad a try and I promise you will never get bored of eating it.
– Selection of tomatoes – halved or sliced, depending on the size
– A large handful of basil – torn
– Feta cheese – crumbled
– Drizzle of good quality extra virgin olive oil
– Twist black pepper
Toss together the tomatoes, basil and pesto and finish with a drizzle of oil and a twist of black pepper and there you have a beautiful salad.