• Cooling Summer Salad

    A hot afternoon in summer calls for this refreshing and unique salad which is slightly sweet and salty. Serve alongside anything straight off the barbecue.
    Serves: 4

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Ingredients

  • 200g (1 punnet) Cherry Burst tomatoes
  • 1 small pinch of caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 200g sliced proscuitto
  • 50 g pitted Kalamata olives
  • 50 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 250 g seedless watermelon scooped with a melon baller (approx 1.5cm)
  • 100g bocconcini, torn roughly in halves
  • 2 tablespoons basil leaves torn, or baby basil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Method

  1. Cut the tomatoes in half, place in a mixing bowl, and add a pinch of sugar and salt and the balsamic vinegar. Stir gently and let sit for 1 hour.
  2. Tear the prosciutto into pieces and place into a 170oC oven for 10 minutes or until slightly crispy.
  3. Finely chop the olives until they almost become a paste and place in a small jar with the olive oil and lemon juice and a small amount of black pepper. Shake the jar to combine the dressing.
  4. Add the melon balls to the bowl with the tomato and combine well. Place this onto the serving bowl, arrange bocconcini and prosciutto and drizzle the dressing over the top. Scatter the basil over the salad.

Health Notes:

Consuming healthy fats such as olive oil with your tomatoes will ensure the lycopene (which is fat-soluble) is better absorbed by the body.