May 142016

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This week at I ♥ Heart Cooking Club we’re making any recipe by Yotam Ottolenghi. I decided to make:

Seriously Zesty Bread Salad (adapted)

5 oz.  rustic bread,stale or fresh (I used ciabatta)
Salt and pepper
2 small cucumbers (15cm long), cut into 2cm pieces (I used 1)
3 tomatoes, cut into wedges (I used 1)
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced (I used 1/4, and cut them up in small pieces)
1 red pepper, cored and cut into large pieces (I used 1/2)
1 bunch coriander, roughly chopped (I used dill)
2 tsp sumac (optional)(I didn’t use this ingredient)
Grated zest and juice of 1/2 lemon (I used 1/4)
1 garlic clove, crushed (I used 1/2)
1 1/2 tsp red-wine vinegar (I used 1 tsp.)
3 tbsp olive oil (I used 1 1/2 tbs.)

Preheat the oven 325F

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


YUM! I loved it! It was light and fresh and one of the best tomato/cucumber salads I’ve ever tried. I loved the toasted bread, it gave the salad a nice crunch. It was simple to make and had easy to find ingredients. I plan on making this again!


I’m linking this recipe to:

I ♥ Cooking Club

Weekend Cooking

Souper Sundays 

  14 Responses to “Yotam Ottolenghi’s Seriously Zesty Bread Salad”

  1. I must try to make a bread salad. Cheers from Carole’s Chatter!

  2. I made one of his salads for IHCC as well, but like yours. It will be something to do with my bits of left-over, stale rustic bread 🙂

  3. Ottolenghi is the best!

    Happy Sunday from mae at

  4. I’m so glad to see Ottolenghi recipes this week! I haven’t made his bread salad, but it looks like a good choice after my recent travels. Filling and full of nutritious veggies!

  5. Now that’s a good salad! I saw a similar version with my Curtis Stone recipes but haven’t tried a bread salad yet. Ciabatta is a great choice.

  6. Yum! That looks so incredibly fresh and summery – I’d love a plate for lunch!

  7. I have not done a bread salad either. This one certainly looks and sounds delicious. I have never used fresh coriander, as suggested. Have you? Is it spicy like cilantro? Fresh herbs are hard to find in my region. I grow dill and basil in the summer.

  8. My sister-in-law loves bread salad.

  9. Oh my, this looks delicious! Extra sumac for me (I love that spice)!

  10. Ottolenghi does have some wonderful salad recipes. Looks delicious! I like your swap of the dill too. 😉

  11. This looks like a great salad recipe. With the upcoming holiday I am looking out for recipes for a good salad.

  12. I must try to make this salad, it looks so pretty!

  13. I always have homemade bread around. This looks like a fantastic way to bring the bread and the vegetables to the next level. Great selection!

  14. I have made this salad before, and I totally love it! Have made it a few times after that! Yum!

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