Jun 1, 2011


Want a perfect salad to go with your grilled meat? This is an Italian bread salad, it is quick to make and requires no cooking. If there's an ingredient you don't like, feel free to substitute it with something else or leave it out.

What You Need
  • 1 large loaf Italian bread cubed into bite size pieces 
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 6 to 8 leaves basil, chiffonad
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and cubed
  • 1 small sweet red onion  sliced and  separated into rings
  • Half a cucumber, sliced into bite size pieces
  • canned tuna fish, drained and crumbled (see list below for additional options)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

    Optional  items  olives, mozarella,  capers, and anchovies
In a serving bowl stir together the bread, tomatoes,  cucumber,  garlic,onions,  oil, vinegar, basil, salt and pepper to taste until the salad is combined well.

Mix in the remaining ingredients and season to taste. Let the salad stand for  about twenty minutes to give the bread time to absorb some flavor, and serve.

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