Mid-Summer Italian Bread Salad


Everything in this salad is fresh, except the bread! Prepare this salad by using a loaf of artisan bread or rosemary bread that is a touch stale. If your bread is too fresh, toast it until it is about half as dried and crunchy as a crouton.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 to 6 servings


  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1 (1 pound) loaf Italian bread

  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes

  • 1 cup cucumber - peeled, seeded and chopped

  • 1 cup chopped red onion

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 cups chopped fresh basil

  • cup chopped fresh thyme

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


  1. Rub a peeled clove of garlic around a wooden salad bowl.

  2. Pull apart or chop the bread into bite-size pieces.

  3. In the prepared salad bowl, combine the bread, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, garlic, basil and thyme. Add enough olive oil and vinegar to lightly coat, toss and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

468 Calories
18g Fat
66g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 468
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 671mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 16mg 79%
Calcium 154mg 12%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 421mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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