The Paris issue

Our October issue is on sale - the Paris special. Grab your copy for all-things Parisian, plus ultimate French baking recipes and more.

Subscribe to Gourmet

Subscribe to Australian Gourmet Traveller before October 24, 2016 and receive 3 BONUS ISSUES - save 46%.

Gourmet on your iPad

Subscribe to Gourmet Traveller for your iPad.

Tomato salad with sumac, shanklish and olive oil

You'll need

1 Spanish onion Good pinch of sumac 1 perfectly ripe tomatoes 40 gm shanklish (see note) 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil (preferably something fresh, local and robust) 1 tbsp shredded flat-leaf parsley


  • 01
  • Cut onion in half lengthways and finely slice. Sprinkle sliced onion with a good pinch of salt and sumac and leave to weep in a colander over a plate for 20 minutes. Spread onion out on absorbent towel and pat dry.
  • 02
  • Cut tomatoes into 1cm-thick slices or wedges and arrange on a plate. Season with a pinch of salt and crumble over shanklish, then loosely strew with onion. Drizzle olive oil over salad and sprinkle parsley over to finish.

Note Shanklish is a hard sheep's milk cheese coated in za'atar and spices that can be purchased from Middle Eastern grocery stores. If unavailable, substitute a good-quality crumbled feta. Cumulus Inc. by Andrew McConnell is published by Penguin Lantern ($59.95, hbk). This extract has been reproduced with minor GT style changes.

This dish was inspired by our friend Dee Nolan from Nolans Road organic olive grove. After tasting Dee's olive oil, we devised this salad in order to make the most of its fresh and punchy but well-balanced flavours.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
Signature Collection

Find out more about the Gourmet Traveller Signature Collection by Robert Gordon Australia, including where to buy it in store and online.

Read More
things to do this autumn

Whether it's foraging for wild mushrooms in a picturesque Victorian forest or watching a film by moonlight in Darwin, we've got you covered with 20 exciting autumn experiences from around Australia.

Read More
Gourmet TV

Check out our YouTube channel for our latest cover recipes, chef cooking demos, interviews and more.

Watch Now

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people

Featured in

Nov 2011

You might also like...

Spring salad recipes


Raclette with smoked bacon and fine herb salad

Fresh chilli recipes


Pork crackling, prawn and watercress salad

Homemade yoghurt with strawberry and watermelon salad


Baked chicken with yoghurt

Duck, orange and beetroot salad


Roast chicken salad with cider, apple and witlof

Lentil, goat’s cheese and hazelnut salad


conversion tool

get the latest news

Sign up to receive the latest food, travel and dining news direct from Gourmet Traveller headquarters.