Balsamic roasted tomatoes with multigrain tabbouleh and rocket salad

Dale Says....


This is a lovely fresh dish, bursting with flavour and incredibly nutrient dense. The multigrain mix used here is a readily available mix of white and red quinoa, along with bulgur wheat. Any wholegrain mix will do though. So experiment away.

Whats good?

Tomatoes – rich in the carotenoid lycopene that has been linked to prostate and cardiovascular health improvements.

Grain mix – B vitamins, Fibre



Serves 1

  • 2 large plum tomatoes – halved
  • 45g of multigrain mix
  • 25g of fresh parsley – roughly chopped
  • 1 large handful of fresh rocket
  • 3-4 large olives
  • Balsamic vinegar

for the dressing:

  • 1tbsp of olive oil
  • Juice of half a lime


  • Pre heat oven to 180
  • Place the tomato halves on to a flat baking tray, and glug generously with balsamic vinegar. Roast for 20 – 25 minutes, checking occasionally, and adding extra balsamic vinegar if they look a little dry.
  • Boil the multigrain mix, drain and allow to cool.
  • Mix the multigrain mix and chopped parsley together along with a ;inch of salt and cracked black pepper.
  • Arrange the rocket and multigrain mix on a plate. Dot the olives around the rocket.
  • Combine dressing ingredients, and dress the rocket salad.
  • Top with the roasted tomatoes.