Orange-Watercress Bread Salad

A bread salad with a spicy twist!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 2 cups cubed country-style sourdough bread

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • cup sliced almonds

  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 6 ounces watercress

  • ¼ cup orange segments


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Spread bread cubes on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until bread is toasted but still chewy, about 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool, about 10 minutes.

  4. While bread cools, heat a frying pan over medium heat. Toast almonds in the hot pan, stirring continuously, until golden, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

  5. Pour 1 tablespoon olive oil into the frying pan and heat over medium heat. Add shallot and cook and stir for 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl; whisk in 1/2 cup olive oil and red wine vinegar until blended for a vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper.

  6. Toss toasted bread, watercress, almonds, and orange segments together in a large serving bowl. Add vinaigrette and toss to coat evenly. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

376 Calories
29g Fat
24g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 376
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 38%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 266mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 17mg 83%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 226mg 5%

* 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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