Three-Tomato Salad with Avocado and Bacon

Description

Choose you own favourite British tomatoes for this wonderful salad – try a combination of Beef, Large Vine, Classic, Baby Plum or Cherry – just aim to choose 3 varieties with a size or shape variation.

Ingredients

  • 6 british classic tomatoes, sliced
  • 12 british cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 12 british baby plum, halved
  • 1 ripe avocado, halved, pitted and peeled
  • 6 rashers of bacon
  • a few basil leaves to garnish
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
  • pinch of sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill.
  2. Share the slices of classic tomato between 2 serving plates, or arrange them on 1 large platter. Scatter the cherry tomato halves and baby plum tomatoes on top.
  3. Slice the avocado neatly, and arrange on top of the tomatoes. Put the rashers of bacon onto the grill pan and grill until crispy.
  4. While the bacon is cooking, make the dressing by whisking together the olive oil, cider vinegar and wholegrain mustard. Season with a pinch of sugar, salt and pepper.
  5. Snip the bacon rashers over the tomatoes, then serve, sprinkled with the dressing and a few basil leaves.