Toasted bread and colorful fresh veggies are tossed with a light dressing in this Italian salad. Of course, you can add or take away ingredients to your liking!

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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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  • In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, cucumber, green onion, yellow pepper, parsley, and basil.

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  • In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, salt, ground black pepper, and garlic. Pour lemon juice mixture over the tomato mixture, and toss to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, or until toasted and dry.

  • Toss bread cubes with tomato mixture, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

205.7 calories; 7.7 g protein; 36.8 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 350.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2005
I combined this recipe with another one and I just love this salad!!! These are the things I did different: used red and yellow peppers, used thin sliced red onion instead of the green onion, added capers, and the dressing was olive oil, minced garlic, dijon mustard, champagne vinegar...salt/pepper. I also toasted the bread cubes in olive oil in a fying pan ontop of the stove. Wow...what a great tasting salad!! Used lots of chopped basil, too! Adds a ton of freshness. I made this with grilled Italian sausage and "Zucchini Patties" from this site. Definately a keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/02/2004
Ok but nothing special. There are many other recipes that use herbs & vegetables that are better. We won't make this again. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2005
I combined this recipe with another one and I just love this salad!!! These are the things I did different: used red and yellow peppers, used thin sliced red onion instead of the green onion, added capers, and the dressing was olive oil, minced garlic, dijon mustard, champagne vinegar...salt/pepper. I also toasted the bread cubes in olive oil in a fying pan ontop of the stove. Wow...what a great tasting salad!! Used lots of chopped basil, too! Adds a ton of freshness. I made this with grilled Italian sausage and "Zucchini Patties" from this site. Definately a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2005
I combined this recipe with another one and I just love this salad!!! These are the things I did different: used red and yellow peppers, used thin sliced red onion instead of the green onion, added capers, and the dressing was olive oil, minced garlic, dijon mustard, champagne vinegar...salt/pepper. I also toasted the bread cubes in olive oil in a fying pan ontop of the stove. Wow...what a great tasting salad!! Used lots of chopped basil, too! Adds a ton of freshness. I made this with grilled Italian sausage and "Zucchini Patties" from this site. Definately a keeper! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2003
Wonderful!! I would only make this salad when very ripe tomatoes and fresh basil are available. We went to the farmer's market and purchased the ingredients and took it to a pitch in. A great success! The bread soaks up and holds the delicious juices from the tomatoes and seasonings. Yummy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2003
This was a HIT! I sprayed the bread crumbs with Garlic flavored cooking spray before baking. Worked like a charm. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2003
This was great. I used thin slices of red onion instead of the scallions and I sauteed the bread cubes in olive oil and a little salt. They were delicious like that. I served them warm over the salad and then just used a red wine vinegar and olive oil dressing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2005
Excellent way to use up fresh vegetables from the garden. It was a huge hit in my home and will become a summer staple. Very versatile. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/02/2004
Ok but nothing special. There are many other recipes that use herbs & vegetables that are better. We won't make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2005
Quite tasty and easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2012
Made this in the summer with some fresh veggies from my garden. Can't wait to make this one again. Bit of advise though. I found that adding bread crumbs as it is served works much better and makes leftovers more desireable. Was a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2009
We made a few changes over the course of making this salad several times... add a bit of basalmic vinegar to the veggies. I usually only use the peppers if I have them on hand as this salad was perfect for our garden abundance this summer (basil tomatoes cucumbers!) Read More
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