Total Time
35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

Speed up prep time by substituting 1/4 to 1/3 cup of organic bottled Italian dressing or balsamic vinaigrette for the from-scratch directions below.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 300*. Dry bread cubes by spreading in a shallow baking pan. Bake cubes, uncovered, for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring once or twice, until dry but not toasted.
  2. In a large bowl toss together dried bread cubes, tomatoes, onion and basil; set aside.
  3. For the dressing, in a screw-top jar combine vinegar, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and shake well. Pour the dressing over the bread mixture; toss to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Place romaine on a serving dish or six salad plates. Spoon bread mixture over romaine. If desired, garnish with shards of Parmesan cheese.

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