Grilled Italian Bread and Tomato Salad

2
Total Time
19 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
4 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
Garlic-rubbed grilled bread is tossed with juicy, ripe tomatoes and basil. A great summer salad.

Ingredients

olive oil

1½ Tbsp, extra-virgin

red wine vinegar

2 tsp

table salt

½ tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground

dried oregano

¼ tsp, crumbled

fresh tomato(es)

1½ pound(s), cut in wedges, wedges halved (4 1/2 cups)

uncooked red onion(s)

cup(s), chopped

Italian bread

3½ oz, or ciabatta bread, cut into four 3/4-inch-thick slices

cooking spray

2 spray(s)

garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), cut in half (to taste)

basil

½ cup(s), fresh, cut into strips or roughly torn*

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and oregano. Add tomatoes and onion; toss and let stand at least 15 minutes for flavors to blend.
  2. Heat outdoor grill or stovetop grill pan. Coat bread with cooking spray.
  3. Grill bread until toasted, about 2 minutes per side; remove from grill and rub with cut side of garlic. Cut bread (or simply break it) into bite-size chunks.
  4. Just before serving, add bread to bowl with tomatoes; sprinkle with basil and toss to mix and coat. Yields about 1 cup per serving.

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