Garlic breadcrumb salad

Adam Liaw
Garlic breadcrumb salad.
Garlic breadcrumb salad. Photo: William Meppem

This simple salad is a bit like an express Caesar. Add some anchovies, bacon and egg if you like.


2 slices stale bread

2 tbsp olive oil

2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped

2 heads baby cos lettuce, halved

1 tsp finely chopped parsley


2 tbsp olive oil

¼ cup mayonnaise

¼ cup sour cream

1 tbsp white wine vinegar

1 tsp Dijon mustard

½ tsp honey


1. To make the dressing, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix to combine. If necessary, thin the dressing to a pouring consistency with a little cold water.

2. Place the bread in a small food processor and pulse to coarse breadcrumbs. Heat a large frypan over medium heat and add the olive oil and garlic. Fry for just a minute, then add the breadcrumbs. Fry, stirring frequently, until the breadcrumbs are golden brown.

3. Arrange the lettuce halves on a plate and pour over the dressing. Scatter with the breadcrumbs and parsley, then grind over plenty of black pepper and serve.

Serve with: Adam Liaw's fillet steak with green peppercorn sauce