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Summer tomato salad served with tomato consommé and tapenade

The flavours of summer are undiminished in this raw salad with salty tapenade. Use vegetarian Worcestershire sauce if desired.


For the vegetable consommé
For the tapenade
For the salad

Preparation method

  1. For the vegetable consommé, season the tomatoes and cucumbers and with Worcestershire sauce and red wine vinegar.

  2. Blend all the ingredients together in a food processor.

  3. Place a sieve lined with a muslin cloth on top of a bowl, then pour in the vegetable consommé mixture.

  4. Bring the edges of the muslin together, tie with a piece of string and hang over the bowl. Leave for six hours to drain. Reserve the liquid consommé collected in the bowl.

  5. For the tapenade, blend all of the ingredients in a food processor, adding just enough olive oil until it forms a paste, seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.

  6. For the salad, slice the tomatoes into different sized pieces.

  7. Slice the asparagus, radish and fennel and place them in a bowl of cold, iced water to chill. When ready to serve, drain.

  8. To serve, divide the tomatoes, broad beans and chilled vegetables between four small serving bowls and garnish with the tapenade and baby basil. Pour over the consommé.

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