Peasant Bread, Tomato And Basil Salad Recipe

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Peasant Bread, Tomato and Basil Salad

Lynnda Cloutier


A hearty stick to your ribs soup.

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1/2 loaf (about 8 oz) 2 day old italian bread, crusts removed, sliced and cut into 1 inch squares
3/4 lb. italian plum tomatoes, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 small cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
6 thin slices red onion, separated into rings
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup tomato juice
1/4 cup minced green onions
salt and pepper to taste


1In large bowl, toss together salad ingredients. In glass jar with tight fitting
lid, shake together dressing ingredients. About 1/2 hour before serving, pour
dressing ingredients. About 1/2 hour before serving, pour dressing to taste over
salad and toss until nicely mixed. Cover bowl and refrigerate until serving
time. Serves 6
An Italian bread salad is more than a salad sprinkle with croutons. The bread is
deeply flavored with olive oil and vinegar. The Italian bread should be stale
but not so dry as to be brittle. You want a firm "spring" to it.
Source: Renny Darling

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Soups