This fabulous salad made with summer vegetables is great paired with any grilled meat. My family has been making this for years.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
cook:
8 mins
total:
43 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.

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  • Brush the onion slices and tomatoes with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and set aside. Drizzle another 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the cubed bread in a large bowl. Sprinkle with thyme, salt, and pepper; toss well. Skewer the bread cubes with metal skewers.

  • Grill bread on preheated grill until golden brown on all sides, about 3 minutes. Grill onions and tomatoes until soft, about 5 minutes.

  • Chop the roasted onions and tomatoes into large pieces, and place into a large bowl along with the toasted bread, cucumber, and basil. Whisk the vinegar together with the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil to make a dressing. Pour over the salad, and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

168 calories; protein 2.7g 6% DV; carbohydrates 15.7g 5% DV; fat 11g 17% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 127mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2011
OMG this is one awesome salad! I love tomato bread salads but grilling it is genious and gives everything a smoky flavor that's "to die for". I mixed my olive oil with a bit of garlic salt and Italian seasoning. I brushed that over the red onion and plum tomatoes. My bread was already stale (which I highly recommend vs. using fresh). Instead of cubing it and skewering it I cut it in half lengthwise and brushed it with the olive oil mixture and placed it directly on the grill. Not only does it work with the salad but it makes one heck of a delicious garlic bread! I left out the cucumber as I didn't feel it really belong. To assemble the salad I didn't really chop anything I just layered the ingredients and whisked the red wine vinegar with the olive oil and drizzled that over top. Then sprinkled the finished product with chopped fresh basil and some shredded Parmesan cheese. Next time I think I'll add some fresh mozzarella cheese to take this over the top! This makes a fabulous appetizer or side dish. I could have made a meal out of this all by itself - perfect with a glass of wine! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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15 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2011
OMG this is one awesome salad! I love tomato bread salads but grilling it is genious and gives everything a smoky flavor that's "to die for". I mixed my olive oil with a bit of garlic salt and Italian seasoning. I brushed that over the red onion and plum tomatoes. My bread was already stale (which I highly recommend vs. using fresh). Instead of cubing it and skewering it I cut it in half lengthwise and brushed it with the olive oil mixture and placed it directly on the grill. Not only does it work with the salad but it makes one heck of a delicious garlic bread! I left out the cucumber as I didn't feel it really belong. To assemble the salad I didn't really chop anything I just layered the ingredients and whisked the red wine vinegar with the olive oil and drizzled that over top. Then sprinkled the finished product with chopped fresh basil and some shredded Parmesan cheese. Next time I think I'll add some fresh mozzarella cheese to take this over the top! This makes a fabulous appetizer or side dish. I could have made a meal out of this all by itself - perfect with a glass of wine! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2009
I found a really nice loaf of cheese day old crusty bread in the bargain bin and have been eating this salad all week. I really love the flavor combo's in this salad a d it is perfect for summer entertaining! Very fresh and loaded with fiber and vitamins.Thank You so much!! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2009
This was wonderful! We used a Focaccia cheese bread. YUM! Thank you for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2007
I tried this one last and my wive raved. I did remove the skin on the tomatoes after grilling them and before chopping them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2011
It was good but didn't have the "wow" factor I was expecting. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2011
Pretty good salad! This is the first time we eat tomato bread salad and we liked it! I scaled the recipe down to 4 servings for the bread I only had 2 stale French sandwich rolls and it workd out pretty good! so I assume you can use any bread you have available I also added about 4 oz. of cubed mozzarella Mmmmmm! Thanks lstevenson! Elvira Silva. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2011
Fantastic I added cubed fresh mozzarrella cheese to it before tossing Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2009
Very good! A great way to get rid of stale bread. Will definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2009
This is one of my favorite summer salads! If you don't have fresh bread on hand try using frozen garlic bread. Read More
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