Grilled Tomato, Onion, and Bread Salad Recipe -
Grilled Tomato, Onion, and Bread Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 43 mins

Grilled Tomato, Onion, and Bread Salad

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"This fabulous salad made with summer vegetables is great paired with any grilled meat. My family has been making this for years."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    35 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    43 mins


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.
  2. Brush the onion slices and tomatoes with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and set aside. Drizzle another 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the cubed bread in a large bowl. Sprinkle with thyme, salt, and pepper; toss well. Skewer the bread cubes with metal skewers.
  3. Grill bread on preheated grill until golden brown on all sides, about 3 minutes. Grill onions and tomatoes until soft, about 5 minutes.
  4. Chop the roasted onions and tomatoes into large pieces, and place into a large bowl along with the toasted bread, cucumber, and basil. Whisk the vinegar together with the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to make a dressing. Pour over the salad, and toss to coat.
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Jun 24, 2011

OMG this is one awesome salad! I love tomato bread salads, but grilling it is genious and gives everything a smoky flavor that's "to die for". I mixed my olive oil with a bit of garlic, salt, and Italian seasoning. I brushed that over the red onion and plum tomatoes. My bread was already stale (which I highly recommend vs. using fresh). Instead of cubing it and skewering it I cut it in half lengthwise and brushed it with the olive oil mixture and placed it directly on the grill. Not only does it work with the salad, but it makes one heck of a delicious garlic bread! I left out the cucumber as I didn't feel it really belong. To assemble the salad I didn't really chop anything I just layered the ingredients and whisked the red wine vinegar with the olive oil and drizzled that over top. Then sprinkled the finished product with chopped fresh basil and some shredded Parmesan cheese. Next time I think I'll add some fresh mozzarella cheese to take this over the top! This makes a fabulous appetizer or side dish. I could have made a meal out of this all by itself - perfect with a glass of wine! Thanks for a great recipe!

Jul 06, 2010

This grilled version of a classic Italian summertime salad is worthy of the ripest garden tomatoes and freshest herbs. A brief char over a hot grill (easy to do while the grill is pre-heating for the main entree) gives the bread, tomatoes and onions a depth of flavor which is nicely offset by the tangy vinaigrette. Delicious with big shards of Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Aug 25, 2009

I found a really nice loaf of cheese day old crusty bread in the bargain bin and have been eating this salad all week. I really love the flavor combo's in this salad a d it is perfect for summer entertaining! Very fresh and loaded with fiber and vitamins.Thank You so much!!

Mar 30, 2009

This was wonderful! We used a Focaccia cheese bread. YUM! Thank you for sharing.

Sep 30, 2007

I tried this one last and my wive raved. I did remove the skin on the tomatoes after grilling them and before chopping them.

Jul 06, 2011

Pretty good salad! This is the first time we eat tomato bread salad and we liked it! I scaled the recipe down to 4 servings,for the bread I only had 2 stale French sandwich rolls and it workd out pretty good! so I assume you can use any bread you have available, I also added about 4 oz. of cubed mozzarella Mmmmmm! Thanks lstevenson! Elvira Silva.

Jun 06, 2011

It was good, but didn't have the "wow" factor I was expecting.

Sep 11, 2011

Fantastic, I added cubed fresh mozzarrella cheese to it before tossing


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  • Calories
  • 168 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 11 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 156 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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