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Sunday, 3 November 2013

Tomato and Basil, a Match Made In Heaven


Hello Lovelies,


As you probably know I love hosting parties, whether it is a dinner party or a drinks with friends.  Part of my formula for a perfect evening is drinks and canapes when everyone arrives  this sets the tone for the party so you need to get it right.  I have three different dips/salsa that I always bring out to keep my guests happy.  The first is a scrummy creamy crab dip, but it is a family recipe and I would have to kill you if I told you!  The other two are a little more chunky, one is a salsa with a lovely kick while the other is a tomato and basil bowl of goodness. 

Ingredients

1 handful of plum tomatoes
2 chiquiño peppers
5 basil leaves
1 tablespoon of olive oil
2 cloves of minced garlic
a pinch of salt 


First thing you need to do is chop up your ingredients, I cut my tomatoes into quarters, dice the peppers and finely chop the basil.
Once everything is chopped pop it onto a small bowl or jug and add your rock salt, minced garlic and olive oil and give it a stir.
Once everything is nicely mixed decant into a pretty dish to serve.





This is fabulous served with Bruschetta or given a little twist by using cheese straws, I make my own as it is so easy but you can buy them in almost all supermarkets Thomas J Fudges makes great cheese thins or if your relatively local Reeves the Bakers do packets that you could pass of as your own. 



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  1. Oh my word, I've just bookmarked this post and I think I'll be making this lots. I love anything tomato based and this sounds like a dream! Do you have a recipe for your cheese straws? I'm so hungry now haha

    ox

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    1. Thank you, tomato and basil is amazing. I am just popping up the recipe for cheese straws. x

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