An easy pre preparable tomato salad.
Dietary Vegan, Vegetarian
Dice or slice the tomatoes and place in a small colander or sieve. Sprinkle the salt all over and leave to drain over a bowl for up to 30 minutes. The salt will draw out excess moisture from the tomatoes
Chop the shallot as finely as possible and crush the garlic. Mix all of this together with the oil and vinegar and season with a little black pepper
Tear or chop the herbs.
Put the tomato mixture into a serving bowl and mix through the herbs, olives (if you are using them), and the oil and shallot mixture.
Check the seasoning and adjust as necessary. Garnish with a few sprigs of fresh herbs as used in the salad.