Ingredients

  • 1 pack Steve’s Leaves Fennel Tops and Sweet Leaves
  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 150g mozzarella
  • salt and pepper

Dressing ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

Author of this recipe

Steve's Leaves

Steve's Leaves

Grower / producer

To say Steve loves salad leaves is an understatement. Every lunch time, without fail, Steve manages to stuff a whole bag of watercress between two slices of bread. This takes a lot of love, and... Read more
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A totally herbaceous mix of fennel tops and some of our favourite sweet leaves, namely: baby spinach, baby green batavia and baby chard. Not only is it a natural source of folic acid and vitamins A and C, but it’s washed only in spring water and ready to eat. These beautiful little fennel tops are our latest find – their subtle, aniseed flavour is wonderful with fish, and the sweet young leaves we’ve added are pretty gorgeous too.
 This salad is made doubly exciting thanks to some sweet, slow-roasted tomatoes.

Preparation

Pre-heat your oven to 200oC. Slice the tomatoes in half around the middle. Place in a roasting tin then coat with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Arrange the tomatoes cut side up. Turn the oven down to 120oC then roast the tomatoes slowly for 3 hours. Take the tomatoes out of the oven leave to cool. Place the leaves into a bowl. Top with the mozzarella, torn into bite sized pieces. Add the roasted tomatoes to the bowl. Drizzle 2 tbsp of oil from the bottom of the roasting pan long with the lemon juice over the salad. Serve with generous chunks of focaccia bread.