Lets' start hoping that summer comes at some stage even to Britain and plan some light summer meals. Insalata caprese is the best summer salad I can think of: it's fresh and cool and light. The ingredient list is also nice and simple:
Fresh basil leaves
Slice the tomatoes and the mozzarella. Place them on a plate, a slice of tomato underneath and a slice of mozzarella on the top of each tomato slice. Put basil leaves here and there. Season with little salt and pepper and olive oil and balsamic vinegar and the salad is ready to be enjoyed.
Best served as a summer lunch on its own or paired with lovely pasta or ciabatta.