6 British Classic Tomatoes, sliced
12 British Cherry Tomatoes, halved
12 British Baby Plum Tomatoes
1 ripe avocado, halved, pitted and peeled
6 rashers streaky bacon
A few basil leaves
3tbsp olive oil
2tbsp cider vinegar
1tbsp wholegrain mustard
Pinch of sugar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
This gorgeous platter of tomatoes uses a trio of British favourites – classic, cherry and baby plum – with sliced avocado and crispy bacon, dressed with a wholegrain mustard, cider vinegar and olive oil dressing. Yum!
Prep time: 15min
Cook time: 5min
1. Preheat the grill.
2. Share the slices of classic tomato between 2 serving plates, or arrange them on 1 large platter. Scatter the cherry tomato halves and baby plum tomatoes on top.
3. Slice the avocado neatly, and arrange on top of the tomatoes. Put the rashers of bacon onto the grill pan and grill until crispy.
4. While the bacon is cooking, make the dressing by whisking together the olive oil, cider vinegar and wholegrain mustard. Season with a pinch of sugar, salt and pepper.
5. Snip the bacon rashers over the tomatoes, then serve, sprinkled with the dressing and a few basil leaves.
Cook’s tip: Choose you own favourite British tomatoes for this wonderful salad – try a combination of Beef, Large Vine, Classic, Baby Plum or Cherry – just aim to choose 3 varieties with a size or shape variation.
Did You Know?
British Tomato growers use an army of over 100 million beneficial predatory bugs to help balance glasshouse ecosystems where pests are controlled by predators and so are present at a level below those causing economic damage and thus reducing, to virtually zero, the need to use any pesticides which if they are will be primarily biological in origin.