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Generations of Italians have put day-old bread to good use with this inspired bread salad. Use end-of-season heirloom tomatoes in a variety of hues for a stunning effect.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Place bread cubes in a shallow baking pan. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil; toss gently to coat. Bake about 6 minutes or until toasted, stirring once or twice. Cool.

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  • In a large bowl combine bread cubes, tomatoes, onion, and basil. Set aside.

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  • For dressing, in a screw-top jar combine vinegar, oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cover and shake well. Pour dressing over bread mixture; toss gently to coat.

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  • Let stand for 15 minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Serve bread mixture over lettuce.


To save time, substitute 1/4 to 1/3 cup bottled Italian salad dressing for the homemade dressing.

Nutrition Facts

268 calories; 15 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 2 g polyunsaturated fat; 10 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 416 mg sodium. 28 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 5 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 4665 IU vitamin a; 21 mg vitamin c; 71 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;


11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 2
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