super simple Tomato Salad

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 lettuce

no cucumber

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!!

Tomato Salad

tomato salad 2

Variety of tomatoes


Olive oil


  • slice and dice your tomatoes to approximately the same size
  • tomato salad 1
  • 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 🙂


3 thoughts on “super simple Tomato Salad

  1. I remember this one. I think the secret though is to salt the tomatoes in the colander and then let them drain for 20mins before adding everything else. It’s a winning salad!

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