Cool Summer Salads

Caprese salad

Caprese SaladServes: 4
Preparation time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons virgin olive oil
  • 250g mozzarella cheese, thickly sliced
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves, torn
  • Freshly ground salt and black pepper to taste

Method

Thinly slice the tomatoes and arrange on a platter. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper and drizzle over the olive oil. Lay slices of cheese over the tomatoes, and then scatter the torn basil over the platter.

For a bit of extra flavour, scatter a few capers over the plate, or why not add some fresh local red currants?

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Greek SaladGreekSalad

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 large vine tomato, cut into wedges
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 red onion, quartered and halved
  • Handful of olives
  • ½ a green pepper, thinly sliced.
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  •  75g feta cheese, cut into slabs or crumbled
  •  2 tbsp virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl, mix together and lightly season, then serve with some crusty bread. Add some capers for extra flavour.

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Mixed salad with eggsMixed Salad with Eggs

Serves 4
Preparation time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 large vine tomato, cut into wedges
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • Handful of chives, snipped
  • Outer leaves of an iceberg lettuce, washed and torn
  • 5 hardboiled eggs, peeled and halved.
  • 2 tbsp virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Handful of fresh basil, torn

Method

Place the torn lettuce on a platter, and scatter the other ingredients over.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper then drizzle over the olive oil and apple cider vinegar.