Tomato Rose Salad

An old fashioned salad, but so appropriately romantic in February when tomatoes are at their best!

YOU WILL NEED

  • 5 ripe red tomatoes
  • Ina Paarman's Vegetable Spice
  • olive oil
  • basil leaves for garnish
Method

Boil the kettle and pour boiling water over 4 of the 5 tomatoes, keep the best one out to peel with a knife and make the tomato rose.

Peel the chosen tomato thinly with a small sharp knife, in two long strips, starting from the bottom (these peels are rolled up and used as a tomato rose garnish).

Remove the other four tomatoes from the boiling water and cover with cold water. Cut a cross through the bottom skin of each tomato and pull of the skins.

Slice all the tomatoes into rings and arrange on a flat platter. Season with the Vegetable Spice and drizzle with olive oil.

Garnish with the tomato rose and basil leaves for serving.

Making a tomato rose
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