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Recipe

Tomato smash with feta whip

This recipe sings with flavour! Get your hands on as many tomatoes of different varieties, shapes, sizes and colours that you can – just make sure they’re all top-quality tomatoes.

By Nici Wickes
  • 25 mins preparation
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

Tomato smash
  • 500 gram tomatoes - all sorts
Dressing
  • large handful coriander, roughly chopped
  • small handful flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup quality olive oil
  • salt and black pepper, to season
Feta whip
  • 75 gram creamy feta
  • 2 tablespoon sour cream
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 4 tablespoon olive oil
To serve
  • sliced toasted ciabatta

Method

Tomato smash
  • 1
    Prepare the tomatoes by coring the larger ones and slicing, halving and leaving the smaller ones whole.
Dressing
  • 2
    In a large bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients until well combined. Season with salt and pepper, and extra lemon juice to taste.
  • 3
    Add the tomatoes to thedressing and toss until they are coated. Use your hands to gently squeeze the mixtureso that some of the tomatoes are crushed.
Feta whip
  • 4
    Make the feta whip using a hand or wand blender to mix all the ingredients until they are smooth and creamy.
To serve
  • 5
    Serve the tomatoes on buttered toast, topped with a generous dollop of feta whip.

Notes

This recipe sings with flavour! I first tried a version of this at Sylvia’s Sunset Café in Port Waikato and I was struck with its impeccable freshness. Get your hands on as many tomatoes of different varieties, shapes, sizes and colours that you can – just make sure they’re all top-quality toms.

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