Tonight I needed to sit in the garden, in the fading light (boo to the light fading earlier and earlier) and eat something fresh and tasty and fast. So I did.
I am well aware that not everyone will these things in their fridge to use up, but I did and I am very glad about it! The excitement when I remembered that I had the cheese and the mortadella* was possibly quite unseemly.
4 large slices mortadella, cut into strips
1 little Gem lettuce, quartered, then sliced
5 baby plum tomatoes, quartered
1 ball mozzarella di buffala, cut into chunks
2 tbs shop bought pesto (Coop fresh brand)
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbs olive oil
smoked sea salt
Pile lettuce into a bowl.
Add in the tomatoes, and the mortadella.
Pop on the cheese.
Pour the dressing over and give a twist of sea salt.
I ate this while reading an Antonio Carluccio book. Fitting, I thought.