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In a hurry? This summer salad loaded with tomatoes and romaine lettuce is quick to fix and ready in 20 minutes. Substitute purchased salad dressing for the homemade version and save even more time.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

stand:
15 mins
total:
35 mins
prep:
20 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl toss together dried bread pieces, tomato, 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. Place romaine on four salad plates. Spoon bread mixture over romaine. Makes 4 side-dish servings.

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To dry bread, spread bread pieces or cubes in a shallow baking pan. Let stand overnight at room temperature, stirring once or twice. Or preheat oven to 300F. Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring once or twice until dry but not toasted.

Quick Bread Salad:

Prepare as above, except omit vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper for the dressing. Substitute 1/4 to 1/3 cup bottled Italian salad dressing and let stand as above.

Nutrition Facts

213 calories; fat 9g; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 29g; insoluble fiber 4g; protein 6g; sodium 417mg; potassium 388mg; calcium 70.7mg; iron 2.3mg.
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