75g castor sugar
200g plum heritage tomato – Essex
Tomato Salad ingredients
1200g mixed heritage tomatoes – Essex
Good quality sea salt – Maldon
50ml Balsamic Vinegar
Tomato Salad Dressing Ingredients
20ml Balsamic Vinegar
100 ml Rapeseed oil – Cotswolds R- Oil
30g Sunblush tomatoes
The inspiration for my One Planet Plate came for wanting to celebrate one main ingredient and get the most flavour from that ingredient and to explore the different flavours and textures you can create from that single ingredient. A Celebration of Tomatoes does just that, from leaving some raw to slow roasting & dehydrating tomatoes in varying degrees of thickness and cuts to the different lengths of cooking times. All using our dehydrating machine and hot cupboard both of which use less than 1500 kw/h. Crunchy tomato wafers, super sweet dehydrated tomatoes & simply flavoursome raw tomatoes carefully balanced with a light tomato sorbet.
Not only is dish sustainable through power all our ingredients are produced locally. The tomatoes from Essex and the Rapeseed Oil from the Cotswolds. A particularly nice rapeseed oil high in Omega 3 and all our old oil being collected by R – Oil to then power their machinery.
Tomato Salad Method
Tomato Salad Dressing Method
Micro leaf Basil – from Growing Underground Battersea
Arrange the tomatoes in the middle of the plate to show all the textures & colours, drizzle some of the dressing over the tomatoes and a little around the plate, along with the micro basil. Spoon a neat quenelle of the sorbet on part of the salad and serve.