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This colorful Tuscan salad may be the inspiration of thrifty cooks using up day-old bread, but its sheer simplicity has made it an all-time favorite. Juicy tomatoes and crisp cucumbers give it refreshing coolness.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl toss together bread pieces, tomatoes, onion, and basil. Set aside.

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  • For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cover and shake well. Pour the dressing over the bread mixture; toss to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Serve bread mixture over romaine lettuce.

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To dry bread, tear or cube bread and spread in a shallow baking pan. Let stand at room temperature for at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours, stirring once or twice. (Or preheat oven to 300°F. Bake bread pieces for 8 to 10 minutes or until dry but not toasted, stirring once or twice.)

Nutrition Facts

213 calories; 9 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 417 mg sodium. 388 mg potassium; 29 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 6 g protein;

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