Sourdough loaf

Sourdough recipes for a healthy gut

Sourdough is one of the healthier bread options – especially for our guts, thanks to its unique fermentation process. Make your own loaf, then use it in our nourishing recipes for salads, sandwiches and more

Looking for sourdough recipes? Want to make your own sourdough starter, or incorporate sourdough bread into meals? Check out our recipes below and then take a look at more of our recipes for a healthy gutbreakfasts for a healthy gut and high fibre foods.


Looking for something more indulgent? Use your starter to make our sourdough pancakes

Sourdough recipes for a healthy gut

Best sourdough starter

All sourdough recipes begin with this ferment, made simply with flour and water. This is what gives sourdough its gut-supporting power and makes the bread rise without the need for yeast.

Easy sourdough recipe

Bake the perfect sourdough bread loaf at home every time with this step-by-step guide from our deputy food editor and ex-baker.

Crab and shaved asparagus salad

Use sourdough that’s a day or two old to make the extra-crunchy croutons for this vibrant salad. Packed with crab, crunchy asparagus, carrot, fennel and sugar snap peas, it’s a bright and nutritious dish that’s easy to make.

Ratatouille with crisp garlic sourdough

Our best ratatouille recipe. Packed with tomatoes, aubergine, courgettes and red pepper, it’s served alongside crispy sourdough made punchy with garlic. It’s dead easy to make and feeds four.

Pan y tomate (Catalan tomato bread)

This is our version of really quick and easy recipe that’s enjoyed alongside a coffee in the morning in Spain. It makes a great breakfast or snack.

Fig and gorgonzola tartines

Fig and gorgonzola tartines make an indulgent afternoon snack or stylish starter, using just a handful of fresh ingredients and sourdough bread. These toasts are super easy to make and ready in 15 minutes.

Mushroom soup with sourdough croutons and gremolata

Chunky pieces of baked sourdough bread drizzled in olive oil make mushroom soup even better. A fresh mix of parsley, garlic and lemon zest for the gremolata takes it up a notch further, too.

Mushroom soup with sourdough croutons and gremolata

Herby cheese tartines with cucumber salad

This French-style open sandwich is great for a quick snack. Serve quark, the low-fat soft cheese on sourdough toast with cucumber salad over the top.