Breaded whiting with colourful summer salad, think red onions, tomatoes, avocado, herbs, topped with a basil oil and some salty feta

Breaded Whiting with a fresh tomato and feta salad

Enjoy this healthy fresh tomato and feta salad recipe with our Irish caught Breaded Whiting, a simple, tasty recipe perfect for lunch or dinner.
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Donegal Catch Breaded Whiting

For the salad:

400 grams heritage tomatoes, chopped

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Handful of basil, plus extra to serve

75 ml olive oil

2 large handfuls baby spinach leaves, roughly chopped

½ cucumber, halved lengthways, seeds scooped out and sliced on an angle

1 red onion, halved and finely sliced

6 – 8 radishes, sliced

2 avocados, peeled and sliced

100g feta, crumbled

Juice of 1 lemon


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / 180 C fan.
  2. Cook Donegal Catch Breaded Whiting for 20 - 25 minutes until cooked through and piping hot.
  3. For the salad, mix the tomatoes with 1 tablespoon sea salt and mix together. Set aside.
  4. For the basil oil, pour a kettle of boiling water of the basil leaves then dunk them into iced water to cool them down straight away. Dry with kitchen paper and place into a small blender. Add the olive oil and blitz to combine then place into a bowl and set aside.
  5. Drain the tomatoes of any juice that has accumulated in the bottom of the bowl and miz with the rest of the salad ingredients, except the feta. Place on a serving platter and scatter over the feta. Mix the basil oil with the juice of 1 lemon and some seasoning and drizzle over the salad.
  6. Serve with the cooked fish for a summer meal in minutes!

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