Fresh and Fruity California Prunes Salad

This salad is super summery and perfect for a BBQ. Just remember – don’t make it too far in advance as it wants to be the freshest plate on the table.

Makes: 4-6Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • 3 vine tomatoes
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 honeydew melon
  • 1/2 galia melon
  • 200g feta
  • 1 handful of Greek or traditional basil
  • 150-200g California Prunes
  • 1 lemon
  • 60ml olive oil


  1. Have a bowl ready to add each ingredient as it’s chopped.
  2. Cut the vine tomatoes into chunks, and the cherry tomatoes in half.
  3. Peel the melons and cut into bite-sized chunks.
  4. Crumble the feta.
  5. Sprinkle in the basil.
  6. Add the California Prunes.
  7. Mix all ingredients together being careful not to break up the tomatoes too much.
  8. Squeeze over the lemon juice and drizzle over the olive oil.


Peter Sidwell

Peter Sidwell

California Prune Board Ambassador Peter Sidwell, is a chef, baker, TV presenter, author, and innovator of all things food related. Peter has been a chef all his working life and over the years has developed a simple, fresh and innovative way of cooking which focuses on the importance of fine ingredients and technical know-how to ensure the best results. Peter has travelled the world cooking, talking and demonstrating his approach and explaining how and why it works so well for all manner of food offerings. Peter works both with chefs, consumers, food producers and retailers to innovate, create process or refine procurement. Working from his new innovation centre in England's beautiful Lake District, Peter and his team create exciting, attractive and mouth-watering new recipes with digital content, showcasing the delicious flavour and versatility of California Prunes.