Asparagus, Baby Potato, Rocket, Basil and Watercress Salad

With Roast Olives, Sultanas and Cherry Tomatoes


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Appears in

Salads: The new main course


By Peter Gordon

Published 2005

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It’s the contrast of the tangy cherry tomatoes and sweet sultanas that lifts this salad into a tasty meal, almost more than the sum of its parts. I like just to toss it all together and let people help themselves – it’s a very casual meal that’s best followed by a bowl of fruit and ice cream.


  • 600 g cherry tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2


Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas 4. Place the tomatoes in a large deep square non-reactive roasting dish.

Place the olive oil in a pan with the olives and cook over a moderate heat to blister them slightly, then add them to the tomatoes in the roasting dish, leaving the oil in th