500g/1lb2oz ripe, full-flavoured tomatoes

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped

a squeeze of lemon or 1 tbsp white wine vinegar

salt and fresh ground black pepper

For the bruschetta variations

gluten free ciabatta

garlic infused oil

olive oil

black olives


fresh basil leaves


Pour boiling water over the tomatoes and remove them after 30 seconds.

Peel them with a sharp knife and cut into quarters, scoop out the seeds with a thumbnail.

You are left with skinless, seedless, delectably sweet tomato flesh.

This can be left in quarters (for a chunky, salady version) or more finely chopped (if you are tending towards the salsa).

Either way, toss with the remaining ingredients and it is ready to serve.

For the bruschetta variations, grill slices of gluten free ciabatta and drizzle with olive oil.

Mix the tomato salsa (chunky version) with a few chopped black olives, and/or a couple of chopped anchovies and/or a few torn fresh basil leaves.

Pile on to the gluten free bread and serve as a starter, either on its own or with other antipasti.

Recipe adapted from: Good Food

Vegetarian Gluten Free and Low FODMAP Recipe -  Fresh tomato salsa
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