Heritage tomatoes and garlic

This dish is so simple, but it’s absolutely wonderful. Everything melds to come together in a flavour combination that’s so intense and wonderful you’ll want to eat it none stop.

It’s simple and comforting enough to be a quick weekend lunch, but it’s also impressive enough that I served it at the last dinner party I had. It’s an all occasions, all around crowd pleaser.


What you need:

  • Around 450g fresh heritage tomatoes. Normal tomatoes will work 100% perfectly well, but heritage look so special
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Half a bunch of parsley, chopped
  • Half a small fresh chilli – finely sliced
  • Pinch of salt, pinch of pepper, olive oil to cook
  • Rustic bread to serve – optional


It’s really easy:

  • Cut the tomatoes into slices around 1.5cm thick
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan, and add the tomatoes
  • Sprinkle with salt and a lot of pepper. Leave for one minute then add the chilli, garlic and parsley.
  • Cook for one more minute, then flip over all of the tomatoes to cook on the other side.
  • Sprinkle with salt and a lot of pepper again and cook for 2 – 3 minutes. The tomatoes should be soft but holding their shape.
  • Serve on bread, or on pasta as a sauce. Realistically this is so good you’re going to eat from a bowl with a spoon.

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