Bread Salad

Bread salad is all about the flavors of summer.  The luscious blending of fresh tomatoes at their ripest, mixed with basil, bread, herbs, olive oil and balsamic create a flavor sensation that delights. Try replacing traditional cucumbers with lemon cucumbers and shop around for a nice selection of tomatoes, especially heirloom varieties.  This can be served as a side salad, or with the additional of cooked chicken or tofu as an entrée salad.

Number of Servings

8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups tomatoes, medium dice
  • 1 cup cucumbers, medium dice
  • ½ cup carrots, medium dice
  • ½ cup zucchini, medium dice
  • ½ cup red bell peppers, medium dice
  • ½ cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 baguettes
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh oregano, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Toss all the vegetables together in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Cut baguettes into pieces roughly the size of a sugar cube and add to vegetables.
  3. Add the herbs to bread and vegetable mixture, and stir to combine.
  4. Add the olive oil and vinegar and mix well.
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