tricolore

Punchy Tricolore

WINE: Morrison’s “Good French Rosé”
WITH: Tricolore salad
WHY? With all the flavours going on in this dish, it needs a versatile wine to pair with it

Pack a flavour punch with this trecolore salad.

A twist on the Italian classic that usually consists of mozzarella, basil and tomatoes. I often find the classic a little bit boring, especially when made here in the UK with poor quality mozzarella and watery tomatoes.

In this version you still keep hold of the tomatoes, but instead it’s paired with goats cheese and mint with a couple of anchovies thrown in for good measure. It’s all dressed with good quality balsamic vinegar and olive oil and a little honey drizzled over it.  I even made an avocado puree to put on the side.

The fresh, bold flavours of the salad needed either a big bold wine, or something that was willing to take a supporting role. I chose the latter, inspired (of course) by my recent trip to Nice, and went for a French rosé. Whilst they didn’t stock a Cote de Provence rosé in the supermarket I went to, they did stock a “Good French Rosé” which did exactly the job it promised.

I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather – long may it last!

tri-colore salad