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Kumato Puttanesca Salad

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Inspiration for this simple salad comes from the flavours of a popular Neapolitan puttanesca sauce, which usually contains tomatoes, anchovies, garlic and capers. You can make this all year round with any kind of tomatoes you like, but it would make a really good summer salad when tomatoes and fresh herbs are in abundance.
Kumato tomato is a unique product of natural crossbreeding among several varieties, including some wild Mediterranean specimens. It is succulent, sweet and slightly tart and has a strong distinctive taste that changes as the tomato colour moves from green to brown to dark red.

  • 3 Anchovy fillets in oil, drained
  • 60 ml Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp Dried chilli flakes
  • 30 ml White wine vinegar
  • 40 g Baby arugula leaves
  • 350 g Kumato tomatoes
  • 2 Spring onions, finely chopped
  • 10 g Baby capers, rinsed and drained
  • 50 g Pitted black olives, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp Flat-leaf parsley leaves, roughly chopped
  • 25 g Parmesan, shaved
  1. Finely chop the anchovies then use a fork to mash them to a paste. Add to a small non-stick frying pan with 1 tablespoon of oil. Cook, stirring for 3 minutes over medium heat until dissolved. Add the garlic and chilli flakes, cook for 30 seconds. Transfer to a bowl and cool for 10 minutes. Stir in remaining oil, vinegar and season with pepper.
  2. Scatter the arugula leaves over a serving platter. Slice the tomatoes and arrange on the platter. Top with the spring onions, capers, olives, parsley and parmesan. Spoon over the dressing & season with pepper.

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Tom 22/3/24 13:11

...this looks fantastic, but I had to look up some of the ingredients. Have a wonderful day, Angie.

DEZMOND 22/3/24 13:56

Kumato looks lovely, we usually have just one kind of tomatoes in the green market, not much choice, sadly. I made oat crust pizza today with carrots, shrooms and red peppers.

Judee 22/3/24 14:30

I've had puttanesca pasta but never as a salad. I love this idea Angie.

Anonymous 22/3/24 15:06

Looks good -Christine

Lola Martínez 22/3/24 16:15

El kumato me encanta, las ensaladas cobran vida con tan buen producto. Y con esa salsa, el sabor debe ser increíble.

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 22/3/24 17:29

What a wonderful salad - simple yet amazing flavour profile, and it's so elegant too!

DUTA 22/3/24 17:44

I like any kind of tomatoes. Together with pitted black olives, parmesan, white vinegar, onions , and part or all of the other ingredients - it makes for a delicious, nice looking salad.

eileeninmd 22/3/24 19:21

I love most salads, it looks delicious! Take care, have a wonderful weekend.

David 22/3/24 19:57

Hi Angie, My better half would love this salad! It features lots of things that I don't eat and we wouldn't have at home. As for the cows that ran loose in our neighborhood, I know why you love cows...Good Eating! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 22/3/24 20:54

wow this looks so delicious I just want to eat the photo!

roentare 22/3/24 21:42

The salads look fantastic

Królowa Karo 22/3/24 22:31

I love it! It must be delicious!

Brian's Home Blog 22/3/24 23:39

That's a very pretty salad and it looks yummy!

Cooking Julia 22/3/24 23:42

This dressing must be very flavorful and goes well with the tomatoes.

Citu 23/3/24 00:48

Se ve una ensalada rica y fresca. Te mando un beso.

Veronica Lee 23/3/24 04:07

I've tried puttanesca pasta before, but never thought of having it as a salad. 😋

Happy weekending, Angie!

Mbul Kecil 23/3/24 10:15

the new salad with anchovy fillet based is interesting for me....

JoAnna 23/3/24 11:14

All your dishes look very nice, aesthetically pleasing and colorful. Hugs, Angie, have a great weekend.

David M. Gascoigne, 23/3/24 13:14

This looks quite wonderful, and it means that I can happily cavort with puttanesca!

Anonymous 23/3/24 15:24

Yummy and low carb -Christine

DeniseinVA 23/3/24 23:16

Wonderful salad, thanks Angie!

My name is Erika. 23/3/24 23:27

This salad looks delicious. I can't wait for fresh and delicious garden tomatoes. Happy rest of your weekend Angie.

Raymund | 26/3/24 20:17

I love the colours of that tomato, first time I had seen them. Sweet tart and distinctive, sounds like a good tomato for a pasta sauce

The Velvet Runway 27/3/24 18:02

This looks so beautifully presented, and I bet it tastes delicious.
Julia x

Anonymous 30/3/24 22:27

Kumato tomatoes are just coming into the market here. I got some the other night and grilled them on skewers with lamb. It’s a brilliant combination. I definitely want to try this salad, as we are getting into warmer weather, and salads are what we want. David (C&L)


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