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Tuscan Bread Salad

 Tuscan Bread Salad
I have made this salad many times over the years and it always receives many compliments. The addition of capers and Greek olives gives it a unique flavor and the bread cubes, a nice crunchy texture. This salad is very easy to prepare and is one of our family’s favorites.
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling


  • 4 cups cubed Italian bread
  • 1 small cucumber, seeded and cubed
  • 3/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup sliced Greek olives
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 3/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette, divided
  • 5 cups torn romaine


  • Place bread cubes on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for
  • 15-20 minutes or until dried and toasted, stirring every 5 minutes.
  • Cool to room temperature.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cucumber, onion, olives, capers and
  • toasted bread. Drizzle with 1/2 cup vinaigrette; toss to coat. Let
  • stand for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add romaine and remaining vinaigrette; toss to coat. Yield: 6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 185 calories, 8 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 626 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.