Two ingredients I have used in salad are quite new to us: smoked almonds and Toscana Caramelised Balsamic Vinegar Golden Orange. I buy them both from Scoop Wholefoods When we ran out of balsamic vinegar, my husband went out to get some –along with other ingredients of course –and came home with a new discovery. Scoop Wholefoods is a new place which is opened not far from where we live and offers a great variety of unpackaged grains, dried fruits, muesli, olive oil, etc. Once I have my own photos, I will write a review of this place because it is awesome!
The bowl in this photo is hand made by Turgut Tuna which was a lovely present from our Turkish friends. Here’s the recipe:
Herby Tomato Medley Salad with Smoked Almonds
1 pack tomato medley mix (400 grams), halved or quartered depending on the size
12 smoked almonds, coarsely chopped
1 twig fresh mint, chopped
1 twig flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1 twig fresh dill, chopped
1 very thin spring onion (shallot), finely chopped
1 tbsp Toscana Caramelised Balsamic Vinegar Golden Orange
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
Salt to taste
• Mix together the tomatoes, fresh herbs, spring onion (shallot) and smoked almonds in a salad bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice.
• Add salt and mix well.