Tomato Bread Salad

Tomato Bread Salad from weelicious.com

When you grow your own fruits and veggies it's so exciting to see what will pop up in your garden next. My kids have become little detectives, searching amidst the leaves and vines in our pots and planters and pointing out whenever things look ready to be picked. We're growing a variety of different tomatoes like yellow, red, heirloom, cherry and more so coming up with a lot of different recipes to use them in is essential so nothing goes to waste. Between the abundance of tomatoes, cornucopia of cucumbers and bountifulness of basil covering our yard, I reckoned this summery salad would be something everyone in my house would love….and I was right!

The recipe is simple to prepare and isn't expensive to make because the crusty bread cubes go a long way towards feeding a large family a super fresh meal. If you're looking for a dish that screams "summertime," you have to try this. And if I can't convince you to start your own edible garden, this salad certainly will.

Photo by Maren Caruso

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Tomato Bread Salad (Serves 4-6)

Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups Crusty Bread (French Bread or Artisan Rustic Bread), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil, divided
  • 4 Heirloom Tomatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Cup Cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 Ear Corn (uncooked), sliced off the cob
  • 1/2 Red Onion, sliced thin
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Basil, chiffonade
  • 1/2 Cup Kalamata Olives, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Kosher Salt

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Place the bread cubes on a sheet tray, drizzle with 2 tbsp of oil and toss to coat.
3. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden and set aside to cool.
4. Place the tomatoes, cucumber, corn, onion, basil, olives and bread in a large bowl.
5. In a small bowl, whisk the remaining 2 tbsp of olive oil, balsamic, salt, pour onto the salad and toss to coat.
6. Serve.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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11 comments

  • Spoonful Of Yumm

    i love this. i make a similar indian dish called bread upma...where bread pieces are fried in a wok with vegetables and spices :)

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  • Gretchen

    This looks like the perfect summer dinner!

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  • Janelle

    cant wait to make this with my tomatoes that r coming in!..and share with my mom whose garden is bursting with tomatoes! =)

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  • Danielle

    I think both my son and hubby are going to adore this recipe!

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  • Christine

    How is this salad the next day? Does it last?

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  • Mel

    Why isn't the corn cooked? Just wondering?

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  • Nevart

    Add a few cubes of feta cheese & it reminds me of a Greek Shepard's salad. Delish!!!

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  • Snoopypana

    Very yum! I've made this recipe many times as it has become one of our favorites. I've tried it with adding different items like cilantro instead of basil, garbanzo beans, bell pepper.... No matter which way- this is very delicious!!

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  • Ygimbert

    This is addictive! Really loved it. I've made other salads like this before but this is by far my favorite. The raw corn is so sweet and delicious! I never knew how good raw corn is.

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