What makes this salad so good? There are fresh veggies, fresh basil and freshly grated Parmesan, but the key to its exceptional flavor is the roasted garlic Italian bread cubes. They add wonderful taste and texture to this light and refreshing main dish salad. This recipe was developed using hand-crafted Ecce Panis bread. If Ecce Panis isn't available in your market, you can substitute your favorite artisan-quality bread.
cost per recipe: $14.61
The price is determined by the national average.
cup olive oil
cup red wine vinegar
loaf Ecce Panis Roasted Garlic Italian Loaf, cut into 1-inch cubes
pounds plum tomato, cut in quarters
cucumber, cut in half, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
small red onion, thinly sliced
cups pitted kalamata olives
cup packed fresh basil leaves, chopped
dash each saltand ground black pepper
cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Beat the oil and vinegar in a large bowl with a fork or whisk. Add the bread, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, onion, olives and basil and toss to coat. Season with the salt and black pepper.
Let stand for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with the cheese before serving.