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Heirloom Tomato, Baby Basil, and Sourdough Salad

Photo: William Meppem; Styling: Lynsey Fryers
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)
Heirloom tomatoes are relatively new to Australia, and due to the growing influx of farmers' markets gracing Sydney's streets, Jane and Jeremy can now access them readily in summer months. This is their take on a classic panzanella salad.


  • 3 (2-ounce) slices sourdough bread, crusts removed
  • 1 1/4 pounds heirloom cherry tomatoes (larger tomatoes halved)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon superfine or granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup loosely packed baby basil leaves

Nutrition Information

  • calories 157
  • fat 9.6 g
  • satfat 1.4 g
  • monofat 6.7 g
  • polyfat 1.2 g
  • protein 3.4 g
  • carbohydrate 15.4 g
  • fiber 1.5 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1.4 mg
  • sodium 239 mg
  • calcium 25 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

  2. Arrange bread on grill rack; grill 1 minute on each side or until well marked. Cool slightly; tear into chunks. Combine bread and tomatoes in a large bowl.

  3. Combine oil, vinegar, and sugar in a small bowl, stirring until sugar dissolves. Drizzle over bread mixture; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with basil leaves.