Smoky Tomato Dip

Makes: 1 bowl Prep time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 55 minutes

This dip is perfect for sunny picnics, and generally a hit with adults and kids alike. I’ve found that roasting the tomatoes first with the garlic, onions and the red wine vinegar really helps to develop their flavours and is definitely worth the effort.

Serve it surrounded by a selection of vegetable crudités (like peppers, cucumbers, sliced or cherry tomatoes, sugar snap peas, radishes, carrot sticks or mini corn), as well as crackers, breadsticks or flatbreads. It also works well spread into pitta breads, perhaps with a handful of fresh basil or rocket leaves and a sprinkling of feta.

Tip: You could also add a little extra water or stock when blending, and make this into a smoky tomato soup.