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Picnic ideas: Tomato salad

Tomatoes for salad
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Turn your salad into a Mediterranean feast with this simple tomato salad, it will take you just minutes to prepare and is a low cost option too.

Tomato salad ingredients:

3tbsp olive oil

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1 pint of tomatoes such as the cherry variety, washed and halved

Handful of basil, chopped

Salt and pepper

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 2 minutes

Serves: 3-4

Method:

1) Heat the olive oil and half the balsamic vinegar in a pan over a medium heat until bubbling. Reduce and simmer for 2 minutes before removing from the heat.

2) Pop the tomatoes into the hot oil mix with the basil and salt and pepper. Cover with cling film and allow to stand for 4 hours.

3) Before serving add the remaining balsamic vinegar into a pan over a medium heat. Allow it to simmer for 2 minutes until it reduces. Drizzle over the tomato mixture and serve.

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