Tomato, strawberry and basil salad

Our friends over at Cornish Sea Salt have sent us this unusual salad recipe, and it is delicious! It is well worth trying this pairing of tomatoes and strawberries. Look out for a fab competition that we’re going to be running with Cornish Sea Salt on social media channels next week…

Tomato, strawberry and basil salad with Smoked Cornish Sea salt flakes

This salad is a fresh and sweet summer accompaniment to barbecues. A perfect use of seasonal summer ingredients that you can easily grow in your own garden!

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 6 Vine tomatoes
  • 6 large Cornish Strawberries
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 orange
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 50g basil leaves
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Smoked Cornish Sea salt to taste



Slice the tomatoes and strawberries and arrange them on a plate in a flat layer so they soak up the seasoning and dressing evenly.

Rip the basil and place into a pestle and mortar (or food processor) and grind together with the olive oil to create a paste.

Work in the caster sugar, garlic and citrus juices to finish the dressing – adjusting the balance of acidity and sweetness to taste.

Dress the salad with the zesty herb oil and garnish with a handful of small picked basil leaves.

Finish with a generous sprinkling of smoked Cornish Sea Salt flakes.


A bit about Cornish Sea Salt

Cornish Sea Salt is sourced from Grade A Atlantic waters, eight metres from the shoreline on the Lizard Peninsula and hand harvested in their eco-friendly salt house.

Beneath Cornwall’s beauty is a totally unique geographical environment which defines the taste and high mineral content of Cornish Sea Salt. The salt contains over 60 natural and essential nutrients and minerals which help your body and mind to function. The combination of these minerals and nutrients means that this sea salt really packs a punch, bringing a zest and zing to your cooking so you can sprinkle less for the same impact.

Naturally lower in sodium, fresh from the sea, Cornish Sea Salt is widely available in Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Waitrose, Morrisons.

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