A simple and seasonal salad that can be made in advance and is easy to scale up for a crowd. Switch out the thyme for basil, if you like, and feel free to use any tomatoes you have on hand.
Essential Ingredient Tomato
Prep Time 10minutes
Total Time 10minutes
2Tablespoonsfresh thyme leavespacked, plus more for garnish
1/2teaspoonfine sea salt
1small clove of garlicchopped
1Tablespoonfresh lemon juice
3Tablespoonsextra virgin olive oil
1/2teaspoonfreshly ground pepper
2pintscherry tomatoes of all colours
2medium peachesfirm and ripe
250gfresh mozzarella or buffalo mozzarella
In a small mortar and pestle, grind thyme and salt together until it is a dark green paste. Add garlic and pulverize again until smooth. Drizzle in lemon juice and olive oil and mix to combine. Finish the dressing by sprinkling with the black pepper.
Slice cherry tomatoes in half. Slice the peaches into 1/2 moon wedges. Toss both tomatoes and peaches with 2 tablespoons of the dressing in a medium bowl. Arrange the fruits on a large rimmed platter.
Tear apart the fresh mozzarella into eight or ten pieces and arrange it on and around the tomatoes. Sprinkle a handful of wild blueberries over the top.
Drizzle salad with remaining dressing and top with more fresh thyme leaves, if desired. Serve at room temperature.