Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a great salad that's easy to prepare, and it's a great way to use up any day old bread you might have leftover. Please don't be restricted to the dressing listed here. Feel free to toss salad with any Italian, or oil and vinegar based dressing of your choice. A balsamic vinaigrette works great with this too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toast bread slices under broiler for about 4 minutes on each side.
  2. Remove slices and rub with garlic cloves.
  3. Prepare dressing by whisking ingredients together in a small bowl, and seasoning with salt and pepper.
  4. Cut bread slices into small cubes and add them to a serving bowl.
  5. Next add the tomatoes, beans, roasted pepper and basil.
  6. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat.
  7. Let salad rest about 5-10 minutes before serving.
Most Helpful

OK, I used borlotti beans, didn't roast the pepper and used Bavarian mustard instead of Dijon. This recipe can take adaptations without losing anything and is very versatile. A perfect salad for those who can't stand salad greens. Tastes great.

Missy Wombat January 10, 2004

AN OUTSTANDING SALAD! I used a heavy winter wheat bread then followed the recipe the rest of the way, & the salad was something I'll definitely be making again & again! Thanks for the post! [Tagged, made & reviewed as an extra recipe for one of my teammates in the Aus/NZ Special Recipe Swap #19]

Sydney Mike August 11, 2008

This was so FANTASTIC! Once we finished it DH and I both said, "We should've made more!" I added some minced onions and one clove garlic chopped to the dressing. I also just used plain wheat toast to make it a little healthier and it still turned out perfect. THANKS! Made for veg*n swap.

Enjolinfam August 10, 2008