Roasted Tomato & Avocado Salad

Avocado is very good for you..... It is full of cholesterol bustingly good fat - and although this sounds slightly contradictory, eating lots of this kind of thing (along with nuts, seeds etc) is as good a way of combatting cholesterol as cutting out the bad saturated fat.... If this sounds sanctimonious - this salad is delicious!!!


  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Lettuce
  • Red Onion
  • Red Pepper
  • Coriander or Basil

Halve the Tomatoes and roast on a baking tray brushed with a little Olive Oil and sprinkled with a little Maldon Salt…  Give them half an hour at 180˚c, although they might take a little longer.  You’re after nicely roasted, sweet and slightly charred Tomatoes…  not burnt!

Meanwhile, wash your Lettuce and arrange on a plate.  Slice your Red Onions and Red Pepper finely and scatter over the lettuce.  Wash and chop your herb.. Coriander is good with Oriental or Middle Eastern dishes; Basil or Parsley are good with Italian or European Dishes

When your Roasted Tomatoes have cooled down – lay them over the salad and dress with a really mustardy, olive oil-ey dressing and lots of lemon juice.  This is great with lots of pasta or pizza dishes (use Basil) and equally delicious with a pilav or a piece of grilled meat (Coriander or Mint would be delicious)

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