Tomato Basil & Grilled Bread Salad

Tomato Basil & Grilled Bread Salad
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2 Reviews
Celebrate the flavors of summer with savory grilled garlic croutons and fresh from the garden tomatoes and basil in this salad recipe.
20 min
Prep Time
25 min
Total Time
8 servings

Ingredients

3 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon
finely chopped fresh garlic
6 (1/2-inch thick) slices
Italian or Vienna bread
4
tomatoes, coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons
olive oil
3 tablespoons
chopped fresh basil
2 teaspoons
balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1/8 teaspoon
pepper

Directions

  1. Heat gas grill on low or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.
  2. Combine melted butter and garlic in bowl. Brush both sides of bread slices with butter mixture.
  3. Place bread onto grill. Grill, turning often, 5 minutes or until crisp and golden. Break grilled bread into small pieces.
  4. Place all remaining ingredients in serving bowl; mix well. Add bread pieces; toss lightly.

Recipe Tips

Traditionally, Italian bread salad is made with stale bread. After the salad is tossed it stands for a while so the bread can soak up the juices. Let this salad stand 10-15 minutes before serving if soft, juicy croutons are desired.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
160
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
14g
Protein
3g
Fat
10g
Sodium
320mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

This was really good - especially now while tomatoes are so flavorful and easy to find in the farmer's markets.

Rating

Everyone will love this fresh tasting recipe.

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