makes aprox. 5-6 servings

Tuscan Bread Salad


  • One loaf day old or fresh Italian bread
  • 3-4 large tomatoes
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 2 celery ribs
  • 1 large red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 bunch fresh basil and/or flat Italian parsley
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic or wine Vinegar
  • Salt & fresh cracked pepper


1.Cut or tear bread into pieces
2.Lightly toast bread in preheated oven if using fresh bread, soak in water for a few seconds if too dry.
3.Slice or dice remaining ingredients
4.Toss with olive oil, vinegar & seasonings
5.Let salad rest until bread absorbs juices
6.Serve and eat.


Add olives, artichoke hearts, roasted peppers, canned beans, canned tuna,fresh mozzarella or even feta cheese.

Copyleft (2010) The Budget Gourmet

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