A clever recipe
Fermented tomatoes borlotti beans & chickpeas
for the fermented tomatoes
1 tsp table salt 50ml rice wine vinegar 50ml balsamic vinegar 1 tsp agave syrup 1 tbsp tomato purée Stalks from 1 bunch basil (retain leaves if following full recipe, see below) 6 ripe tomatoes
1 To ferment the tomatoes, mix all ingredients together, apart from the tomatoes. Add 100ml of cold water.
2 Prick the tomatoes all over with a skewer, then place in a container or jar and cover with the liquid.
3 Loosely cover and leave in a slightly warm, dark place for a minimum of 4 days.
Cook’s note You can find the full recipe on our blog: thesimplethings.com/ blog/tomato-recipe.