Monday 30 May 2016

Tomato Caprese

A typical tomato caprese consists of sliced tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil leaves and olive oil. The Isle of Wight is well known for growing good tomatoes so this is my IoW version using Isle of Wight soft cheese instead of mozzarella, British cold pressed rapeseed oil instead of olive oil, and I'm adding a spot of The Garlic Farm black garlic. As this holiday is all about garlic I steeped a clove of garlic in the rapeseed oil for half an hour beforehand, just to add an extra garlic kick.


Tomatoes (the bigger the better)
Soft cheese, sliced
Basil leaves, whole
Black garlic cloves, sliced
Cold pressed rapeseed oil, 1 tbsp
Small clove of garlic, snapped in half (optional)
Sea salt (I used the black stuff)


1. Steep the garlic clove in the oil for about half an hour.
2. Slice everything up and plate up.
3. Pour the garlic oil over the salad then sprinkle over the sea salt.

Now just pick up a piece of each ingredient between your thumb and forefinger and shove the lot in your mouth. Yum!

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