Heirloom tomato salad with goat cheese mousse

This pretty salad is made with the simplest of ingredients - tomatoes and goat cheese. James Oakley, head chef at Waterbiscuit at InterContinental Malta turns these simple ingredients into a salad that is as pretty as it is delicious. 

Heirloom tomato salad with goat cheese mousse


Heirloom tomato salad

  • 80g heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme  
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt to taste

Goat cheese mousse

  • 200g double or whipping cream
  • 100g goat cheese
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 clove
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 small shallot
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • Edible flowers, for garnish


  1. To make the goat cheese mousse, gently heat together cream, bay leaf, clove, garlic, shallot and thyme to infuse the flavour.
  2. Whilst still hot pour through a sieve over the goat cheese.
  3. Whisk together to ensure the goat cheese is fully melted.
  4. Allow to cool to room temperature whisking occasionally to incorporate air.
  5. When at room temperature place in the fridge and continue to whisk occasionally to incorporate as much air as possible.
  6. To make the salad, roughly chop tomatoes.
  7. Add thyme, olive oil, salt and mix together.
  8. Place the goat cheese mousse in a piping bag and pipe some mousse around the salad.
  9. Garnish with edible flowers.

This recipe first appeared on Gourmet Today TV, aired on TVM on 5 August, 2016. 

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