Tuscan Bread Salad

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

Lindsay® black olives and cannellini beans lend fabulous flavor to this delicious Tuscan tradition. Hearty grilled Italian bread, fresh summer tomatoes, and fragrant basil, tossed with a balsamic vinaigrette, will bring Tuscan simplicity right into y

INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):


  • Combine 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 clove garlic; brush over both sides of bread slices. Grill bread 2 to 3 minutes per side in a ridged grill pan or broil 1 to 2 minutes per side until lightly toasted.
  • Reserve outer leaves of lettuce. Tear or chop enough of the inner leaves to measure 6 cups. In a large bowl, combine torn lettuce, olives, tomato and beans. Cut grilled bread into cubes; add to lettuce mixture. Combine remaining 3 tablespoons oil, remaining garlic, vinegar, salt and pepper; mix well. Add to lettuce mixture; toss well.
  • Arrange outer leaves of lettuce on four serving plates; top with salad. Sprinkle basil over salads, if desired.

  • Variation:

    Sliced grilled chicken may be served over the salad.