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Rustic Italian Bread Salad


Rustic Italian Bread Salad

I love bread salad. Not only is it a great way to make use of bread that is past its prime, it also is a fresh, flavorful and easy meal.  It is a terrific option to reduce, reuse and recycle.

  • 1 tbsp Olio do Panne
  • 1/3 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil (about)
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (about)
  • 1 loaf country-style bread (at least day old)
  • 1 med Tomato, chopped
  • 1 med Cucumber, chopped
  • 1 med green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)
  • 1 cups chopped beef,  turkey or ham (optional)
  • 1/2 cup greek olives (optional)

Rustic Italian Bread Salad

In a jar combine oil, vinegar and olio do panne.  Cover and shake vigorously.  Pull apart or chop the bread into bite-size pieces and toast. In a salad bowl, combine tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and beef, turkey or ham. Shake vinaigrette again and fold into salad.  Let sit to marinate for at least 1 hour. When ready to serve, add the bread, feta, and toss.

If you love Salad:

 

Photo Credit: Julie Cecchini

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