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A vegetable-forward alternative to garlic bread with a pasta dinner. This salad makes use of that delicious loaf of bread that's gone a little stale. Mr. Frilly does not like vinegary dressings so this salad gets its acid from some pickled banana pepper slices and a lemon, which pairs perfectly with the garlic and fresh herbs. I suggest serving with a crisp Pinot Grigio. If not serving immediately, stir every few minutes to make sure bread is soaking up those delicious juices. Serve at room temperature within a few hours. Leftovers can be refrigerated.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

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  • Drizzle 2 tablespoons olive oil over both sides of the focaccia. Place on a grill pan or directly on the grill grate. Toast until nicely browned, flipping as needed, about 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine tomatoes, cucumber, onion, bell pepper, olives, banana peppers, basil, oregano, parsley, salt, and pepper in a nonreactive bowl. Add 1/4 cup olive oil, lemon juice, and Dijon mustard; stir until combined.

  • Remove focaccia from the grill and rub 1 side of each slice with garlic. Tear slices into bite-sized pieces. Add to the vegetables and stir to coat. Serve at room temperature.

Cook's Notes:

You can use any good quality crusty bread.

Use any color bell pepper.

Substitute 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning for the fresh herbs, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

387 calories; protein 6.4g; carbohydrates 37.1g; fat 24.9g; sodium 1002.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (1)

1 Ratings
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2020
I added diced radishes. Used homemade bread. This is what my friends and I call ‘a do-over’ Read More