Tomato and Basil Salad

More nostalgia – memories of a restaurant on a beach in Senegal.  Extraordinarily simple – and superb if you have really ripe and well-flavoured tomatoes.

Brilliant with fish!


  • 1 large tomato per person, very ripe (or more, if you have really superb tomatoes!)
  • bunch of fresh basil
  • salt
  • extra virgin olive oil


  • Slice the tomatoes very thinly, and lay decoratively on side plates. Add a sprinkle of salt. Chop the basil and sprinkle over generously. Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Job done.
  • Also works using fresh coriander or flat-leaf parsley instead of the basil … just differently.

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