3 minute tomato and basil pesto salad
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Serves: 4-6
  • 600g fresh tomatoes (I used a mixture of Britsh mixed tomates, green, yellow, orange and red)
  • 45g pine nuts, plus a small handful for decoration
  • 1 large handful (15 grams) fresh basil, plus a few leaves whole for decoration
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 3 tablespoons (30ml) extra virgin olive oil
  1. Cut your tomatoes into bitesize segments. If they're small cherry tomato-size, cut them in half and for larger tomatoes, 6 segments is probably perfect.
  2. Scatter tomatoes on a large serving platter ready for the pesto to be drizzled on.
  3. Blend the pinenuts, fresh basil, juice of 1 lemon with 1 tablespoon of cold water and 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a food processor or hand held stick blender to make your pesto and blend until smooth.
  4. Drizzle the pesto over the tomatoes and enjoy straight away.
Recipe by JESSIPES - Live in a Body You LOVE at https://jessipes.co.uk/3-minute-tomato-and-basil-pesto-salad/