When Jamie Oliver first became the super star of the kitchen in the late 90’s and early 00’s… I vaguely remember him preparing a salad of tomatoes on his *naked chef* cooking show.
yes – just a salad of tomatoes.
no olives… no feta… no onions….
nothing but tomatoes…
Now, don’t get me wrong – I LOVE tomatoes, but I was somewhat sceptical… until I actually made the salad.
It is a WINNER! Delicious and everything that tomatoes represent. Sun-kissed blushed tastes with a good glug (a “Jamie” word) of olive oil (good olive oil, mind you) and of course a decent seasoning of salt and some herbs.
The secret is that you need to mix a variety of tomatoes together – different shapes, colours and sizes…and the salting process! Don’t skimp on the salt – because this is what brings out the flavours!!
Variety of tomatoes
- slice and dice your tomatoes to approximately the same size
- Season with salt and some herbs
- and pour a good glug of olive oil over everything
Could it get any simpler?
This is definitely going to be a recipe that will be repeated over and over again – for all the braai’s (aka BBQ’s) that I am planning for our new garden/terrace this summer 🙂