Such a simple salad – tomatoes with a parsley dressing, or make it a basil dressing if you prefer. Salads are such an easy way to get a few extra healthy ingredients into your body to work their magic. Even a simple salad like this one is perfect for adding tomatoes, perhaps a few greens and anything else that you care to add, to your count of the number of fruit and veg you’ve consumed today.
It is easy to whip up a salad. With over 200 salads on this site as I write, and even more scheduled, I hope I have convinced you. Most of these are very, very easy – that’s my style. A few take a bit more forethought, but again they act as a hugely flavoursome way of adding more goodness to your body.
Are you after other Tomato Salads? Try Green Papaya, Snake Bean and Tomato Salad, Red Pepper and Tomato Salad with Crispy Flatbread, Chilli and Lime, Cherry Tomato with Soy Dressing, and Quick Tomato Salad with Mustardy Mayo.
Tomato Salad with Parsley Oil
Make some parsley oil. Take a bunch of parsley (or half a bunch if making a smaller amount). Put the parsley, a clove of garlic or perhaps a half clove, and a pinch of salt in a food processor or blender. Add extra virgin olive oil in a slow trickle while the machine is running until it is all incorporated and you have a runny paste suitable for a dressing. (If you are running out of time, you can throw it all into the food processor and blitz it.)
Slice tomatoes, or cut into wedges. Arrange with some olives. That’s enough, but add some greens, capers and/or red onion if you like.
Drizzle with parsley oil.
recipe notes and additions
Make basil oil, replacing the parsley with fresh basil. Or mix parsley and basil.
I love black lava salt with tomatoes at any time, and scatter it over and around the tomatoes.