Garlic Bread Salad Recipe
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Garlic Bread Salad Recipe

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Talk about an on-the-go bite or easy-to-fix side dish! When time’s at a premium, try this fresh and fabulous salad you can eat with your hands. It’s a longtime lunch specialty of Maria McMartin in Burlington, Wisconsin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 French bread baguette (about 8 inches)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon prepared pesto
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup torn romaine
  • 3 tablespoons Italian salad dressing
  • 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

2 pieces: 376 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 843mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 5g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. Cut baguette lengthwise in half; cut each half into two pieces. In a small bowl, combine the butter, tomatoes, pesto and garlic. Spread over cut sides of bread. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  2. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly. Meanwhile, toss romaine and salad dressing; divide among bread slices. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Garlic Bread Salad in Cooking for 2 Spring 2007, p23

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 255677
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2016

"A good way to combine both salad and bread. It was a bit awkward serving and keeping lettuce on the bread so I'd do this for a small family dinner only."

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