This tomato and mozzarella salad is prepared with babies in mind, and makes a perfect finger food / baby led weaning dish. If you are looking to introduce raw tomato to your baby in the right way, this salad is the perfect first step.
1medium to large tomato, needs to be a "meaty" tomato such as beefsteak
1ball of fresh mozzarella, 125g or 4.4oz
Chop the basil into tiny pieces, and add to the olive oil. Set aside.
Prepare your tomato. Cut a criss-cross through the skin of the tomato and submerge in boiling water for 1-2 minutes (this will make the skin really easy to peel off). Take the tomato out, peel off the skin and then slice open. Scoop out the seeds and slice the tomato "flesh" into strips.
Slice the mozzarella ball into strips and add to the tomatoes.
Pour the olive oil and basil on top and mix to combine.
Alternative preparation for older babies with pincer grasp: cut the tomatoes and mozzarella into pea sized chunks.