Recipe: Tomato And Mozzarella Salad


This is a fancy looking dish and whether you enjoy it as a light lunch or the perfect start to a meal it tastes as good as it looks. The simplicity of it is part of it's beauty... the same tomato sauce as a base finished with freshly ripped basil leaves is spooned over creamy torn mozzarella and garnished with a crispy shard of baked parma ham.


  • ½ packet Parma ham
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 balls mozzarella
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • 1 shot olive oil
  • 6 tomatoes
make the sauce

Step 1

Make The Sauce

Chop the tomatoes roughly, dice the onion and crush the garlic. Chuck them all into a large pan then add a 100ml of water and a drizzle of olive oil along with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook the tomatoes down into a sauce consistency, it’ll take about 25 minutes.

preheat the oven

Step 2

Preheat The Oven

Preheat the oven to 180ºC.

crisp up the parma ham

Step 3

Crisp Up The Parma Ham

Lay slices of parma ham on a baking tray and bake for 6-8 minutes until starting to go crispy. Allow to cook to crisp up completely.

lay out mozzarella

Step 4

Lay Out Mozzarella

Drain the mozzarella and tear. Arrange the mozzarella onto a plate, slightly overlapping.

add basil & serve

Step 5

Add Basil & Serve

Rip the basil leaves finely and stir through the warm sauce right at the end of cooking. Spoon the hot sauce over the cheese and garnish with a shard of crispy ham. Serves 4 as a starter

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