This lovely old fashioned tomato – its taste, its appearance, and texture remind me of tomatoes Dad grew during my childhood. Ox-heart (also known as Coeur de boeuf) can be sliced or cut into wedges. I love this easy tomato salad.
Arrange the tomato wedges on a platter.
Scatter the basil and shallots over tomato platter.
Sprinkle with lemon zest and cracked pepper.
Beat 1 tablespoon lemon juice with oil, salt and honey.
Drizzle salad with dressing.
Tips from the author
To maximise flavour, store tomatoes at room temperature. On a hot day, refigerate this salad 1 hour before serving.
Serves 4 as a starter or side dish.
Coeur de boeuf is an old-fashioned tomato that originates from Italy, commonly known as ‘ox-hearts’ these 'old-fashioned' tomatoes and are becoming popular again. Coeur de boeuf tomatoes are uniquely ribbed and ripen from the inside out, turning fron green to orange into a deep red.