Starters & Light meals

Peach-and-tomato salad

20 minutes, plus overnight draining time
5 minutes

Taking inspo from the Italian Caprese or panzanella salads, Hannah Lewry combines heirloom tomatoes, ripe peaches, creamy cheese and crispy onions (bread on the side). We call it the “Hanzanella”

Wine/Spirit Pairing
Woolworths Weltevrede Strawberry Rosé

Thanks for your rating!

You must be logged in to rate a recipe. Login


  • For the green herb oil:
  • 2 1⁄2 cups soft herbs (such as basil, parsley and chives)
  • 1⁄2–3⁄4 cup olive oil
  • For the crispy onions:
  • 2 small white onions, thinly sliced
  • 80 g cornflour
  • a generous pinch salt
  • 1⁄4 t ground turmeric
  • canola oil, for frying
  • For the salad:
  • 4 Woolworths ripe-and-ready peaches, quartered
  • 500 g Woolworths exotic tomato selection, quartered
  • extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • red wine vinegar, for drizzling
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 x 125 g tubs Woolworths burratina mozzarella
  • fennel or dill fronds, for scattering
  • sourdough, grilled, for serving

1.  To make the green herb oil, blanch the herbs (stems and all) in boiling, salted water for 10 seconds, then place in an ice bath. Drain and squeeze out any excess water, then blend with the olive oil to make a smooth, vibrant purée. Place in a coffee filter paper in a sieve over a jug or bowl, or use muslin cloth. Drain overnight.

2. To make the crispy onions, rinse the onions in cold water, drain and pat dry. Mix the cornflour, salt and turmeric in a bowl. Add the onions and toss well to coat. Place in a large sieve and shake off the excess cornflour through the sieve.

3. Heat the canola oil in a saucepan. To test whether it’s hot enough, add an onion. If it sizzles and floats to the top immediately, the oil is hot enough. Carefully fry the onions in 2 batches and drain on kitchen paper. Season with a little more salt.

4. Gently toss the peaches and tomatoes in a bowl with the olive oil, vinegar and seasoning.

5. Arrange on a large platter and tear over the burratina so that the cheese and cream filling pools at the bottom of the plate. Drizzle over the green herb oil, season once more. Serve immediately scattered with the crispy fried onions, garnished with the fennel or dill. Serve the toast on the side.

Cook’s note: Add prosciutto if you like.

Find more stone fruit recipes here. 

Photograph: Myburgh Du Plessis
Production: Hannah Lewry
Food assistant: Claire-Ellen Van Rooyen

Hannah Lewry

Recipe by: Hannah Lewry

Woolworths TASTE’s Food Editor is passionate about conjuring up fresh ideas for fast and easy dishes that taste as great as they look. Turn to her expertise for everything from time-saving mid-week food to lazy weekend meals. You’ll have a lot of fun in the kitchen while you’re about it.

View all recipes


Load more