Capers lend this panzanella-style tomato salad the perfect salty bite!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Adjust oven rack to center position and heat oven to 250 degrees.

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  • Place bread cubes on a cookie sheet with a rim; bake until bread is dried out, about 30 minutes, then set aside to cool.

  • Meanwhile dice and salt the tomatoes in a medium bowl; stir in the garlic and let stand until juicy, about 30 minutes.

  • Prepare remaining ingredients; add to tomatoes and toss. Add bread cubes; toss again. Adjust seasonings, including pepper to taste. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

218 calories; protein 7g 14% DV; carbohydrates 33.7g 11% DV; fat 6.6g 10% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 447.3mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2010
Awesome salad! To me tomatoes and fresh basil are a classic combination that go together like peanut butter and jelly! My bread was already stale so it didn't take long to dry out. I love the addition of capers in this. I didn't change a thing except to add an extra splash of red wine vinegar. This recipe is a definite keeper! Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2010
Awesome salad! To me tomatoes and fresh basil are a classic combination that go together like peanut butter and jelly! My bread was already stale so it didn't take long to dry out. I love the addition of capers in this. I didn't change a thing except to add an extra splash of red wine vinegar. This recipe is a definite keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2011
I followed the recipe exactly except I didn't use onions (can't stand raw onions) and couldn't find French or Italian bread so I substituted regular bread. Like several other reviewers I added 2 small nearly seedless chopped cucumbers and some chopped mozzarella. This got a major "Wow" from my family! We will definitely be making it more often and I am hoping to take the leftovers for lunch tomorrow if my husband doesn't sneak downstairs and eat them all tonight!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
If you like bruschetta you'll love this salad! Great as written or with the addition of a chopped cucumber or a can of white beans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2008
Excellent recipe. I made one small change...I added chunks of fresh mozarella just before serving. What a hit! I would recommend doubling this recipe...for four people I didn't have enough. So simple and soooo good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/13/2010
We've tried (and liked) other bread salad recipes from ar but this was the first one with toasted bread and capers. Nice change. Yummy fresh. Added chopped seedless cucumber. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2011
I wasn't a big fan of the bread cubes (I left them out of most of the salad except tried it with one serving letting it sit for 10 min. like recipe said) I LOVE the tomato salad and will keep making this without the bread. Awesome way to use up garden tomatoes before they go bad! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2009
this salad was awesome. I think it would have been good with chunks of chicken in it too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2010
This is defintely a five star recipe. I made as written except at the end added a little balsamic vinegar. This made it even yummier but it wasn't necessary. Obviously there is quite a bit of chopping but I thought this was super easy to put together.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2009
Excellent summer salad! I drizzled the bread with evoo and sprinkled with basil and thyme before baking. I added cucumbers and mozzarella to make it a little more substantial. And I drizzled the dressing on before topping with the bread so it didn't soak it all up. Extremely satisfying! Read More
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