Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes and Olives

Ingredients (serves 4) 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1 cup multicolored cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 3 tablespoons oil and vinegar dressing, divided 20 olives, halved ½ cup crumbled feta cheese Method Prepare grill to medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken evenly with ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Place chicken on…

Zucchini & basil frittata

Ingredients (serve 4) 60 ml (¼ cup) olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 medium white onion, finely chopped 3 medium zucchini (baby marrow), roughly chopped 1 cup torn fresh basil leaves, loosely packed 8 eggs Salt & ground black pepper, to taste 2 medium tomatoes cut into wedges 100g (about 20) Kalamata olives Method…

Fresh tomato salad

Fresh tomato salad

Ingredients (serve 4)

  • 250g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 200g grape tomatoes
  • ½ cup (80g) semi-dried tomatoes, sliced
  • 40g baby rocket
  • 80g feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Method

Place cherry tomato, grape tomatoes, semi-dried tomato, rocket and feta in a bowl. Drizzle with vinegar. Toss to combine. Serve.

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