Learning to cook … one kid at a time

Tuscan Bread and Tomato Salad April 16, 2011

Filed under: Entertaining,Recipes — gastromami @ 9:10 am

Tuscan Bread Salad is quite possibly one of my favorite dishes ever

And, for two very good reasons,

We’ve been eating a lot of it lately

1.  Wegmans has been having great “Club Pack” prices of beautiful tomatoes-on-the-vine


2.  Ren and I, in search of Mama’s Orangina craving a “treat” stopped in Old City Cheese Shop and discovered that they sell beautiful, day-old, crusty bread for a steal!!

In a bowl mix:

1/2 – 1 red onion, thinly sliced

(amount can be altered due to your degree of love for onions)

4-5 large tomatoes, cubed

stale, crusty Italian bread cut into cubes (about 8 cups or so)

In a separate bowl mix:

3-4 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

Pour over tomatoes, bread and onions


Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes

When ready to serve add:

1 bunch fresh basil, washed and shredded

Freshly ground pepper and salt (to taste)

Ren approved!!

I tend to eat all most of the bread

so there is often just a basic “tomato salad” leftover

And, I love that!


Tomato Salad

Fresh Mozzarella


Cuban Bread

and the Next Day:

Chopped Romaine

Fresh Mozz

(Extra-marinated!) tomato salad


2 Responses to “Tuscan Bread and Tomato Salad”

  1. That looks great. Wonderful pictures too!

  2. God bless all of you, newborn and very handsome child included.

    Un abrazo fuerte desde Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.


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