Many of us will have had the New Years resolution to eat healthier. This dreaded deal with ourselves can be difficult at times, but delicious food makes it much easier. Try this tomato, burrata and broad bean salad as a healthy dinner that tastes amazing!
- 500g tomatoes
- 1⁄2 tsp caster sugar
- 150g broad beans podded
- handful of basil
- handful of chives
- handful of flat leaf parsley
- 1 tbsp tarragon
- 1 tbsp lovage
- 1 tbsp mint leaves
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- pinch of fennel seeds
- 1 lemon, zested
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 x 100g burrata or 2 x 125g balls mozzarella
- 50g hazelnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
Step 1 – Chop the tomatoes into a mixture of slices and wedges and add them to a bowl.
Step 2 – Toss with 1/2 tsp salt and the sugar, then leave to marinate for 30 minutes.
Step 3 – Bring a pan of water to boiling level and add the broad beans. Boil for 2 minutes, then drain and allow to cool. Peel them out of their shells and gently squeeze out the shiny green beans.
Step 4 – Finely chop the herbs, then add to a bowl and whisk in the olive oil, mustard, fennel seeds, most of the lemon zest, and red wine vinegar, season, then stir in the broad beans.
Step 5 – Tip the tomatoes onto a serving platter. Top with the burrata, and spoon over the broad bean salsa. Scatter over the hazelnuts and remaining lemon zest to serve.
There you have it, a healthy meal packed with a range of flavours and nutrients!