Simple Italian Salad

March 17, 2014

The are some recipes I feel a bit of a fraud naming recipes. They are so simple and formed from traditional parings of flavours that I'd rather suggest this as an idea or suggestion for a light meal.

Coming home last the other night, having been out form drinks and missing dinner I was hankering for something to munch. Having learnt from a previous late night pizza ordering experience (trying to stay awake until it arrived gone 2am... I know, I know) I knew I would be knocking something up from what was in the fridge.

Still fancying something with those Italian flavours of tomato, basil and mozzarella I ended up with a fresher lighter meal that still satisfied that 'late night pizza' craving.

For one person.

2 large vine ripened tomatoes
1/2 red onion
1/2 ball of fresh mozzarella
Small bunch of fresh basil
Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
Splash balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper


Deseed and chop the tomato into medium dice, chop the red onion into finer dice. Rip or chop the mozzarella into larger, bite sized chunks.

Lay the basil leaves on top of each other, roll them into a tight twist then finely slice so that you end up with delicate strands of herb. 

Toss these together with a twist of salt and pepper then dress with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

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