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Garlic Bread Salad Recipe

Garlic Bread Salad Recipe

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. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

2 pieces (prepared with reduced-fat butter and fat-free dressing) equals 376 calories, 17 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 843 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 9 g protein.