Chef's Recipes

Tomato, shanklish and tarragon

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for tomato, shanklish and tarragon by Joseph Abboud from Rumi, Melbourne.

By Joseph Abboud
  • Serves 4 - 6
  • 10 mins preparation
Tomato, shanklish and tarragon
Tomato, shanklish and tarragon

"This dish is really dependent on the most beautiful tomatoes," says Abboud. "Shanklish is a firm salty cheese with herbs; it's similar to feta."


  • 500 gm assorted tomatoes, cut into different shapes and sizes
  • 100 ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 75 gm shanklish (see note) (½ ball)
  • 2 tbsp (loosely packed) tarragon


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    Combine tomatoes, oil and garlic in a bowl, season with salt, then arrange on a serving dish. Crumble shanklish evenly over the top, scatter with tarragon and serve.