Avocado and artichoke salad with crunchy croutons


1 Waitrose Half Ciabatta, torn into bitesize pieces
1 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp Cooks’ Ingredients Simple Sumac
1 pack 2 Perfectly Ripe Avocados, peeled, stoned and cubed
1 cucumber portion, diced
175g pack fresh Waitrose Chargrilled Artichokes
1tbsp vinaigrette salad dressing
1 romaine lettuce, torn into pieces
100g bag watercress
2 tbsp Kalamata or other black olives


1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6. Place the ciabatta in a large bowl, add the oil and sumac and toss well together. Spread out on a baking sheet in a single layer, then bake for 10 minutes until crunchy and golden. Leave to cool.

2. Toss together the avocado, cucumber, artichokes with their dressing and the vinaigrette.

3. Place the lettuce and watercress in a large salad bowl and spoon over the avocado and artichoke mixture. Scatter over the olives and croutons and serve swiftly.

Cook’s tip

Sumac is a citrusy-flavoured berry commonly used in Middle Eastern dishes. It can be replaced in this salad by ground coriander.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes, plus cooling
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes, plus cooling 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 1,467kj/354kcals
Fat 29.3g
Saturated Fat 5g
Carbohydrate 15.8g
Sugars 3.6g
Salt 1.5g

6.5g fibre 6.7g protein

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This recipe was first published in Mon Apr 14 16:28:00 BST 2014.