Photo by: Colin Campbell

Seriously zesty bread salad

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150g crustless rustic bread (stale or fresh) - sourdough or ciabatta, for example - cut in 2-3 cm cubes
Salt and pepper
2 small cucumbers (15cm long), cut into 2cm pieces
3 tomatoes, cut into wedges
½ red onion, thinly sliced
1 red pepper, cored and cut into large pieces
1 bunch coriander, roughly chopped
2 tsp sumac (optional)
Grated zest and juice of ½ lemon
1 garlic clove, crushed
1½ tsp red-wine vinegar
3 tbsp olive oil

This salad is only worth making when tomatoes are in season and full of flavour. It should be acidic and tangy, and will taste amazing alongside a piece of slightly charred meat from the barbecue. Serves four.


Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/gas mark 3. Spread out the bread on a roasting tray, brush with olive oil and sprinkle with some flaky salt. Bake for 20 minutes until crispy and golden, then leave to cool.
Mix all the other salad ingredients and adjust the seasoning to taste. Just before serving, mix in the toasted bread, using your hands.

Perfect with

  1. Planeta olive oil

    An extra special extra virgin oil to finish salads with or for dipping bread

    Planeta olive oil

  2. Sumac

    Yotam's desert island spice, for a lemony kick to your cooking


  3. Merlot vinegar

    Vibrant and aromatic, this red wine vinegar will bring to life all that it's used with

    Merlot vinegar


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  • Recipes nice refreshing dish
    (01/03/2014) Very easy to make this refreshing salad. Tastes good on its own or with fish. Particularly liked the sumac on it.
  • Recipes Bread Salad- Love the Idea!
    (29/09/2013) Absolutely brilliant - blends a couple of delightful sins into one - bread and a guilty feel for making a salad for lunch. This one was easy to make, full of simple ingredients and great with just about anything off the BBQ. I'm making it again today!
  • Recipes Delicious
    (18/08/2013) What a lovely dish , reminds you of holidays in the Med ,a great alternative to Greek Salad , a pleasure to prepare and gorgeous , good tip for ripe tomatoes in season they really made the dish..
    a real one to have with a BBQ while we still have the weather !