Tomato salad with warm basil dressing from Nigel Slater

Serving Up Salads!, the theme for this week at I♥Cooking Clubs. Last week I had a fruit salad as dessert, this week I was looking for something as a main. When I saw this wonderful tomatoes

©Tomatoes, basil, parsley

at the weekly market, I couldn’t resist. I also bought a pot of basil and with the last parsley stalks from my garden. I prepared

Tomato salad with warm basil dressing

©Tomato salad with warm basil dressing from Nigel Slater (2)

from Nigel Slater’s Tender. The recipe can also found online. I served it with some homemade sourdough baguette, really delicious.

I had no anchovis at hand, so I substituted them with some pickled Kalamata olives and dry salted capers.

Tomato salad with warm basil dressing from Nigel Slater

YIELD: Serves 4 as a side or two as a main

©Tomato salad with warm basil dressing from Nigel Slater (1)

Nigel Slater recipe for Tomato salad with warm basil dressing


  • 3 small shallots
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 6 bushy sprigs flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 lemon, the juice
  • 1 tablesp. red-wine vinegar
  • 8 anchovy fillets °
  • 20 medium to large basil leaves
  • 25-30 small tomatoes


978-0007248490 *

modified by from:
Nigel Slater
Tender Vol. I *
ISBN 978-0007248490


  1. Peel the shallots, chop them finely and warm in a shallow pan with the olive oil. Peel and finely slice the garlic and add it to the softening shallots. Remove the parsley leaves from the stalk and chop them roughly.
  2. Stir them into the shallot with the juice of the lemon and the red-wine vinegar.
  3. Rinse, dry and roughly chop the anchovies, tear up the basil leaves and add both to the dressing.
  4. Cut the tomatoes in halves or quarters, depending on their size, dropping them into a mixing bowl as you go. Pour over the warm dressing (never get basil too hot), toss gently.serve Tomato salad with warm basil dressing.

° instead of of chopping fish fillets 1 used 5 Kalamata Olives in brine and 1 tsp. salted capers

total time: 20 minutes
preparation time: 10 minutes
Koch-/Backzeit: 5 Minuten

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  3. Tina

    Oh, this is a great fresh combo of flavors- nice choice for this theme. We grow basil and if you like it fresh, as you had purchased, you would love having some outside your kitchen door. Eays to grow. I would love this salad.

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