Tomato shiso salad

This elegant and simple salad pairs herby shiso leaves with beautiful ripe tomatoes. You can find shiso leaves in Japanese shops. Only use tomatoes that are ripe, you must be able to smell their fragrance otherwise this dish simply won’t work.

This recipe makes 4 portions as a side salad

4 large plum tomatoes, the best you can find

6 shiso leaves

1 garlic clove (change depending on personal preference)

2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

Slice the tomatoes as thinly as you can

Stack the shiso leaves, roll and slice

Crush the garlic in a pestle and mortar with a little salt

Add the thyme and oil and mix well

Place one layer of tomatoes on a serving plate

Drizzle with the dressing and scatter some shiso leaves

Continue with the layers finishing with dressing and shiso leaves

Serve immediately