This recipe is light in feel and taste – and it takes only a few minutes to prepare. Here it is pictured on an individual plate, but it is also lovely served on a large platter and placed on the middle of the table for all to share. It is important that the fruit is at its very best. Prepare this dish as close to serving as possible – preferably as you are sitting down to eat.
3 very ripe peaches
6 ripe figs
6 balls of mozzarella
12 slices San Daniele or Parma ham
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the basil oil
1 generous bunch of basil, leaves only
Pinch of sea salt
80ml/3fl oz olive oil
Start with the oil: chop the basil finely and place in a bowl with a pinch of salt, then pour over the oil and stir to combine.
Now slice the peaches in half, remove the stones and tear into generous-sized pieces.
Tear the figs and the mozzarella in half. Arrange all the ingredients attractively on a plate.
Season generously with salt and pepper, spoon over the basil oil, and serve.