Mediterranean Side Salad

Mediterranean Side Salad with Tomatoes, Capers & Olives

Ingredients for two people

  • 250g cherry vine tomatoes,
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 100g olives
  • A handful of basil or flat leaf parsley, leaves only
  • 1 lemon (or 1 tbsp real lemon juice)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil

Method

Slice the tomatoes into small pieces and slide into a bowl. Use your hands to lightly crush the olives and remove the pits. Roughly slice the olives and add to the tomatoes.

Peel the garlic clove and crush or finely grate. Rinse the capers. Pick the basil or parsley leaves off their stalks and tear them into rough pieces. Stir all three into the tomatoes and olives. Pour in 3 tbsp oil and squeeze in the juice from the lemon. Sprinkle in a little salt and pepper and combine well.

Excellent with flat white fish - Dover or Lemon Sole or plaice