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This is a lovely quick dressing that can also be made with a tin of tomatoes. It's good for pepping up veg dishes from boiled new potatoes to braised greens or salad and can also be scooped over a bowl of grains. Add a handful of fresh, chopped herbs after cooking if you've got them around – basil, parsley and coriander all work well.


  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 4 tomatoes, skinned, deseeded, cored & flesh diced
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tbsp balsamic or sherry vinegar
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • Mozzarella (optional)
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Heat 100ml olive oil on a low heat in a pan. Add the garlic and fry for a few minutes, then add the tomatoes for another 1-2 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and add the basil, balsamic or sherry vinegar and the cayenne pepper.
  3. Season and add some mozzarella if you like.
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