This is such a simple lunch that there isn't a great deal to write about in terms of cooking, however it was beautiful, tasty and easy to create ethically, so I thought it was still worth posting. These items could all be packed up and taken on a picnic, I think it's nicest eaten in the sun.
Tricolore, in this context, is the famous Italian salad - rather than the French flag! It's just layers of buffalo mozzarella, basil leaves and fresh, ripe tomatoes. Dressed with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Edible flowers have always fascinated and delighted me but I've had to rely solely on being able to find unblemished flowers amongst my garden plants until recently. Now I've found a couple of suppliers who sell them, either with salad leaves or on their own. I've put links to them at the bottom of this post. I used them to garnish a mix of baby gem lettuce, rocket, nasturtium leaves and sorrel for this salad.
Milano salami, in fact any preseved meat, is delicious just as it is. I love it and have been really happy to see how many shops are now selling free range and organic versions. If you are vegetarian mixed olives would very happily take on the salami's role in this meal, as they would provide the same saltiness and fatiness.
Links (Edible Flower Suppliers)
Abel & Cole