Salads don’t have to be all lettuce and tomato. In fact there is no lettuce in sight in this recipe. Roasted marrows, roasted tomato and a chunk of mozzarella di bufola and you’ve got a perfect vegetarian lunch-time treat. Serve with great big hunks of crusty bread and your very best olive oil.
Roasted marrow salad with bufola
- 15 cherry tomatoes
- ½ tsp oregano
- Salt and pepper
- Olive oil
- 1 kg marrows, sliced
- ½ clove garlic, finely chopped
- ½ lemon, juice only
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Handful mint, coarsely torn
- Handful walnuts, roughly chopped
- 1 ball mozzarella di bufola
- Pre-heat the oven to 200°
- Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and season with oregano, salt and pepper and some olive oil and roast in the oven for 15 mins until the tomatoes are soft.
- Slice the marrows about 1cm thick and lay in a baking tray in a single layer.
- Season with salt and pepper and some olive oil and bake for 20 mins until soft.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the garlic, lemon juice and olive oil.
- Place the marrows onto a serving dish and pour over the dressing.
- Sprinkle with mint leaves and walnuts and place the roasted tomatoes in the centre.
- Top with a ball of mozzarella di bufola and season with salt, pepper and some olive oil.
- Serve with crusty bread.