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Grow your own heirloom tomato, herb and chicken salad

Serves: 4

This delicious and fresh tomato, herb and chicken salad is perfect for summer evening dinner parties or an easy lunch. For an even fresher salad you can use your own homegrown tomatoes and herbs!


  • 3 tbsps extra virgin olive oil 

  • 2 chicken breasts    

  • 2 tbsps dried oregano 

  • 500g selection of heirloom tomatoes (mix of colours) 

  • 2 slices sourdough bread cubed 

  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced 

  • 1 tbsp small capers 

  • 10g each fresh chopped dill 

Yogurt dressing

  • 100g Greek yogurt 

  • 4 tbsps mayonnaise 

  • 2 tbsps melted butter   

  • 1 clove garlic crushed 

  • 2 tbsps white wine vinegar

  • 10g fresh chives finely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 200c/180c fan assisted.  On a baking tray, mix the bread with 2 tbsps of the olive oil.  Season well and bake for 7 minutes or until golden. Remove and let cool. 

  2. Slice the chicken into two pieces lengthways. Drizzle with olive oil, season and then add the oregano.  BBQ for 4 minutes on an outdoor grill or using your oven grill.  Let cool and then slice into pieces.

3. In a small bowl mix the dressing ingredients. Taste for salt.

4. Use a large platter to arrange the tomatoes, croutons, red onion, capers, and chicken. When close to serving, pour the dressing over and sprinkle the dill and any leftover chopped chives over.