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Tomato, red onion, Basil Vinegar, parmesan and toasted bread salad

Prep 15 minutesCooking 10 minutes4 people

Such a simple salad, but at the peak of tomato season, this cannot be beaten. Don’t be scared to increase the olive oil and vinegar, this will only mean more dressing for the bread to absorb. The basil vinegar does wonders to bring out the natural sweetness of the tomatoes.


10 minutes

Summer Recipes

Brunch Recipes

Side Dish

30 minute or less

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For the toasted bread:

250g sourdough or any loaf bread of your choice

3 tbsp Early Harvest Olive Oil

½ tsp salt


For the salad:

2 medium red onions, sliced

25g parsley, chopped

20g mint leaves

800g Tomatoes

50ml Verdemanda Olive oil

4 tbsp Basil Vinegar

50g Parmesan



  1. Preheat your oven to 160C fan. Tear up the bread into large chunks and toss in a bowl with the olive oil and salt and lay in a single layer onto a baking sheet and bake for around 10 minutes. The bread should still be slightly soft in the center.
  2. Place the sliced red onions in a small bowl and add a pinch of salt and 2 tbsp Basil Vinegar. Mix and set aside whilst you prepare your tomatoes.
  3. Chop the tomatoes into all sorts of different sizes and shapes. Keep them chunky, similar size or bigger than the toasted bread. Place into your serving bowl.
  4. Add the parsley, mint leaves, olive oil, and remaining basil vinegar to the tomatoes, along with the toasted bread.
  5. Mix well and season to taste.
  6. Serve with shavings of parmesan using a vegetable peeler.

Included in this Recipe

Early Harvest Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Early Harvest Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Single varietal, stone crushed, cold extracted, Extra Virgin Olive Oil made from the first Arbequina olives of the season.

Verdemanda Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Verdemanda Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Arbequina olives of the highest quality are stone ground creating a vivid emerald green oil with a fresh and vibrant grassy flavour.

Basil Vinegar

Basil Vinegar

Sweet white wine vinegar blended with bright, floral basil notes.