I’ve taken the Italian concept of insalata tricolore (3 colour salad) and added pineapple slices to make a insalata di quattro colori and replaced the traditional balsamic dressing with this tropical passion fruit dressing. The mozzarella is optional, but balances out the flavours beautifully.
INGREDIENTS (serves 2)
1 ripe avocado
1 large ripe tomato
4 thin slices of pineapple (about 5mm thick), rind removed
125g fresh mozzarella
For the dressing:
- Grated rind of an orange
- 2 passion fruit
- A tiny squeeze of lemon
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- OPTIONAL 1 tablespoon runny honey
Make the dressing. Cut the passion fruit in half and spoon out the flesh and seeds into a bowl. Add the other ingredients and stir vigorously to combine. Taste and add more lemon juice or honey if you want it tarter or sweeter.
Halve the avocado, remove the stone, peel and slice thinly
Slice the tomato thinly into rounds
Cut the slices of pineapple into quarters
Arrange the slices of avocado, tomato and pineapple alternately around the plate
Pour the dressing over the salad
Choosing the best ingredients
Using fresh, perfect fruit and vegetables makes all the difference – especially when they’re served raw like in this salad. I got my ingredients as part of a ShareFresh box – ordered online, it’s a great way to get guaranteed organic fruit and vegetables delivered direct to your door in London.