Heritage tomato and crab salad with tapenade and herb flatbreads
The perfect British summer salad, with homemade flatbreads to soak up the juices.
For the tapenade and herb flatbreads
For the tomato and crab salad
To make the tapenade and herb flatbreads, preheat the oven to 230C/210C Fan/Gas 8 and grease and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
Put the flour and salt into the bowl of a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment.
Place the yeast in a jug, add the warm water and mix until dissolved. Gradually add half of the yeast and water mixture to the flour and salt while the mixer is running, then pause and pour in the olive oil, before adding the rest of the yeast and water. Continue to mix for around 5 minutes or until you have a smooth dough. Cover with a clean tea towel and leave in a warm place to prove until doubled in size.
Turn the dough out onto a clean surface and knock the air out. Divide into balls each weighing 25g/1oz. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out to the thickness of a £1 coin and place on the prepared baking trays.
Bake for 7–10 minutes until crisp and golden-brown.
Spread the tapenade over the flatbreads, sprinkle with the herbs, drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil and finish with the sumac.
To make the tomato and crab salad, place the tomatoes, onions and watermelons into a bowl. Add the micro basil, nasturtium leaves and petals and chicory leaves and mix well.
Mix the vinegar and olive oil together in a separate bowl and season with salt and pepper.
Add the crab meat to the salad bowl and mix well before dressing and mixing again.
Serve the salad with the flatbreads on the side.