Tomato Bread Salad Recipe
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Tomato Bread Salad Recipe

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We look forward to tomato season each year so we can make this unique and tasty recipe. It's a super dish for lunch, especially on warm summer days, and a great way to use your garden onions, cucumbers and tomatoes. It also makes a good appetizer.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + marinating
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 3 large tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 large sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh basil, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 loaf (8 ounces) French bread

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 188 calories, 7g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 262mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, cucumber and onion. In a small bowl, combine basil, oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Pour over tomatoes and toss. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Before serving, allow salad to come to room temperature. Cut bread in half lengthwise; toast under broiler until lightly browned. Top with salad. Serve immediately. Yield: 18 servings.
Originally published as Tomato Bread Salad in Taste of Home August/September 1993, p27

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Wheezy37 User ID: 5757259 6895
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

"It's an easy good dinner. It makes other's jealous easily."

Jean Schowe User ID: 2587480 2330
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2010

"I have been making this salad since I first got the recipe in 1993. It is a favorite with my husband especially. I have made it many times."

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