Heirloom Tomato Salad with Peach Dressing

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Peach Dressing

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The Ingredients

  • 1kg assorted heirloom tomatoes – cherry and beefsteak

  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 cucumber, partially skinned and seeds removed

  • 2 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped

  • 2 tbsp basil or coriander, torn

  • 2 tsp mint, chopped

  • 100g hard goat’s cheese, crumbled / shaved

  • 2 tbsp baby capers

  • Salt and pepper to season

For the peach salad dressing

  • 1 large ripe peach, peeled, stoned and chopped

  • 100ml extra virgin olive oil

  • 50ml cider vinegar

  • 1 tsp honey (to taste)

  • 1 tsp parsley and mint

  • Salt and pepper to season

The Method

For the salad:

Soak the red onion in hot water for about 5 minutes, then remove and pat dry. Slice the beefsteak tomatoes and halve the cherry tomatoes. Slice the cucumber.

To make the peach dressing:

Blitz together all ingredients and check for seasoning, adjusting as necessary.

To serve:

Arrange the tomatoes, onion and cucumber on a large serving platter.


Tip the spinach into the casserole and stir until evenly combined. Return the lid and simmer for another 10 minutes until most of the liquid has absorbed and the rice is tender. It is important to note that this dish traditionally is served quite wet almost soupy.

Scatter over the herbs, capers and crumbled cheese. Drizzle some of the dressing over and serve with the remaining dressing on the side.