Heritage Tomato Salad

Heritage Tomato Salad by Amelia Freer

Be sure to use the ripest and freshest tomatoes that you can find for optimum flavour and texture. If buying from a supermarket, chose ‘on the vine’ and leave them to really ripen in a bowl for a couple of days. Tomatoes increase our natural melanin production – essential for protecting our skin in the summer months. With added protein from the eggs, this dish not only looks delicious, but will leave you perfectly satisfied.


  • 2 eggs
  • 800g heritage tomatoes
  • 3 small round shallots, thinly sliced into circles
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt flakes


  1. Hard-boil the eggs (7–8 minutes), then run them under cold water, peel and halve.
  2. Slice the tomatoes and lay them on a large platter. Scatter over the shallots and capers, then drizzle with the best olive oil.
  3. Push the eggs through a fine sieve and sprinkle on top before seasoning with the sea salt flakes.