This incredibly simple dressing is a good way to get tomatoes on the dinner table — without having to see red! It is also a good way to use up slightly over-ripe or broken-skinned tomatoes. It goes well with white meats, fish or salads.
500g (1lb) ripe tomatoes, cut into quarters
2 large teaspoonsfresh thyme leaves
2 ripe lemons, finely grated zest and juice
1teaspoonfennel seeds, toasted
300ml (10fl oz) extra virgin olive oil
½teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Place everything in a blender and purée for 30 seconds, check seasoning, then purée for a further 10 seconds. That’s it!