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Warm Sourdough Bread and Roasted Plum Salad Recipe

Sourdough Bread and Roasted Plum Salad

A warm salad perfect for using up Sourdough Bread and fruit.
5 from 31 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: British
Diet: Vegan
Keyword: Bread Salad
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 552kcal
Author: Freya


Roasted Plums

  • 2 Plums ripe but not overly so, stoned and cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 springs fresh Thyme

Rest of Salad

  • 1 small loaf Sourdough Bread or other rustic bread, crusts removed, torn into 1" chunks
  • 2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Walnuts toasted, broken into pieces
  • ¼ cup Grapes halved
  • ¼ cup Roasted Peppers cut into slithers if whole
  • 2 Spring Onions cut into rings, incl green tops
  • 1 Mixed Leaves, such as watercress, spinach etc


  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoon Cider Vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon Maple Syrup
  • Salt and Pepper


To Roast The Plums

  • In a small bowl, mix together the plums, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, thyme and salt and pepper. Leave to marinate for 5 mins or so
  • Preheat oven to 180c.
  • Heat a frying pan over high heat and add the plums and marinade, moving them around quickly to stop burning, but allowing them to colour up.
  • Tip this mixture onto a lined baking tray and bake for a further 10 mins

To Toast The Sourdough

  • Place the torn bits of Sourdough onto a baking tray, drizzle with the olive oil and grind over a little black pepper. Toss so that all the bread is lightly coated.
  • Bake for about 10-15 mins or until the bread is toasty and slightly coloured. Turn if needed.

To assemble Salad

  • In a large serving bowl, add your toasted sourdough, roasted pears, grape halves, peppers, walnuts and salad leaves and mix to combine.
  • Drizzle over the salad dressing and mix well. Taste a little of the bread for seasoning, or if it needs a little more olive oil.
  • This salad tastes best at room temperature and if the flavours are able to stand and mingle for about 10 mins.
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Calories: 552kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 704mg | Potassium: 308mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 251IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 5mg