Tomato, fennel & burrata salad
Prep 15 mins | Serves 4 as a light meal or starter
750g mixed ripe tomatoes*
2 baby fennel
1 tbs lemon juice
100g burrata**, drained
Extra virgin olive oil
* Use a mix of any ripe tomatoes – heirloom, mini roma, vine ripened, cherry, kumatoes, etc.
** Burrata is a rich delicious fresh Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. Inside it's deliciously creamy. Alternatively, use fresh mozzarella or bocconcini.
Step 1 Slice tomatoes and arrange on a serving platter. Using a V-slicer or sharp knife, very finely slice fennel. Toss fennel with lemon juice. Arrange fennel mixture on tomatoes.
Step 2 Tear burrata into pieces and arrange on salad. Drizzle with oil, season with sea salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with basil leaves and serve with crusty bread.
Good for you ... Medley Tomatoes
A very good source of vitamin C which contributes to the normal functioning of the body’s immune system.
Provides potassium which may help balance the sodium from salt.
A source of dietary fibre which helps the normal function of the intestine.
Tomatoes are the richest food source of lycopene, a member of the carotenoid family. Research suggests that lycopene may play a role in the normal health of the prostate gland. The redder the tomato, the higher its lycopene content. Rich red tomatoes are also a source of beta carotene which is converted into vitamin A in the body and is needed for vision.