Mid-Summer Italian Bread Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Mid-Summer Italian Bread Salad Recipe
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Mid-Summer Italian Bread Salad

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"Everything in this salad is fresh, except the bread! Prepare this salad by using a loaf of artisan bread or rosemary bread that is a touch stale. If your bread is too fresh, toast it until it is about half as dried and crunchy as a crouton."

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Original recipe makes 4 to 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. Rub a peeled clove of garlic around a wooden salad bowl.
  2. Pull apart or chop the bread into bite-size pieces.
  3. In the prepared salad bowl, combine the bread, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, garlic, basil and thyme. Add enough olive oil and vinegar to lightly coat, toss and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 14, 2003

This salad was divine! My fiance absolutely loved it! I found when that if you toast fresh bread pieces in warm olive oil mixed with minced garlic it adds a great flavor.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 16, 2003

This is a GREAT salad. I minced the garlic and added it to the dressing. I also mixed the vingar (I used red wine) with a teaspoon of prepared mustard before combining with the oil so it would combine better. I would toast the bread in the oven next time first so it won't be so soggy. I left out the cucumbers and used all tomatoes too.

Jun 13, 2003

This salad was wonderful! Very fresh tasting and flavorful. I chopped all ingredients in food processor except for tomatoes and bread. Did not measure salad ingredients (only dressing). Ended up with a lot of salad so I doubled dressing. My picky husband enjoyed this! The next day I used the salad (minus bread) as a sauce. I sauteed boneless, skinless chicken breast pieces; added salad and heated through and served over pasta. Very tasty. Will definitely make this again!

Jul 10, 2005

Excellent taste. Very fresh! I kept the bread and salad separate, then we spooned each into individual bowls and tossed. This way, leftovers won't be a soggy mess. We added salt and pepper.

Jun 22, 2009

My husband and I loved this salad. The first time I made it I did not have thyme or red onion. I made it anyway and we thought that was delicious. When I had all the ingredients and tried it again it was out of this world. We both loved it. Mozzarella is a nice addition to this also. I did toast the bread and used only half of what was called for. I will make this over and over again this summer.

Jul 22, 2003

Wonderful flavor!! I only used 8 slices of bread, 4 toasted and 4 not toasted to see which way we liked it. We much preferred the untoasted bread. Thanks for a great recipe.

Oct 16, 2003

It is a must to toast the bread - left out the thyme. Oh so good.

Feb 15, 2012

I used a lot less bread, my husband loved the taste.


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  • Calories
  • 468 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 65.6 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 17.8 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 11.9 g
  • 24%
  • Sodium
  • 671 mg
  • 27%

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

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