Tilly Ramsay’s super tomato mess
- 1kg ripe vine tomatoes
- 1 cucumber
- 1 red onion
- Handful basil leaves
- 450g loaf stale sour dough or other crusty bread
- 2 x 125g mozzarella balls
- 3 cloves garlic
- 8tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3tbsp red wine vinegar
Roughly chop the tomatoes and put into a large bowl, making sure you catch all the seeds and juices, too.
Halve the cucumber lengthways then scrape out the seeds with a teaspoon. Slice the cucumber and add it to the tomatoes.
Peel, halve and finely slice the onion then add it to the bowl. Tear the basil leaves and put into the bowl, too.
Tear the bread into bite-sized chunks with your hands then do the same with the mozzarella. Add them to the bowl.
Peel the garlic cloves and crush them with a garlic crusher. Whisk together in a small bowl with the olive oil and red wine vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad.
Now the fun bit. Roll up your sleeves and mix everything together with clean hands, squishing until it is well mixed.
Cover the bowl with clingfilm and leave on the worktop to marinate for at least 30 mins before serving.