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Zesty Crouton Salad Recipe

Zesty Crouton Salad Recipe

“It takes no time at all to prepare the few ingredients for this recipe. And everyone loves the resulting combination of tastes and textures. This salad pairs well with everything from grilled entrees to pasta!” Valerie Smith - Aston, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:5 servings


  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1-1/2 cups salad croutons
  • 4 pieces string cheese, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 158 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 346mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

Reviews for Zesty Crouton Salad

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azlady56 User ID: 1183001 178711
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2011

"Wonderful flavors"

lisa8251 User ID: 5618573 178017
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

"Very quick and easy and very tasty, even the next day!"

oreoscookie User ID: 2660559 182115
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2011

"My husband and I are watching calories and carbs. This is a tasty and filling salad. I added some diced cucumbers and chopped sweet red onion. Very Good."

kathykooker User ID: 5718046 110386
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2011

"Wonderful. Red wine or Balsamic is good. Also, I whisk the wine, oil and garlic in a separate bowl before adding to the salad. Another reviewer was right, add the croutons just before serving. Thanks for a good summer salad. Or anytime you want something refreshing!"

emarshal User ID: 1045086 178710
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2011

"Everyone raved over it! Every time I make it, there is nothing left. Great for picnics and bbqs. Just make sure you wait to add the croutons until you are just about to serve it."

snackcake User ID: 4580851 103822
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2011

"Enjoyed this!Easy and guick to make,had everything on hand but the red wine vinegar so i used balsamic,had some left over so i'm going to bring for my lunch today!"

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 165527
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"This is my recipe... Just wanted to say I use chunky salad croutons, not those tiny little square ones... Texas Toast brand croutons are the best!"

job211 User ID: 3725996 177742
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2011

"I will try this w/homemade crouton's. looks so refreshing too."

Seminoles User ID: 1412865 177741
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2009

"Wonderful!! This was SO good. It comes together in a snap and the fresh basil just makes it outstanding. I absolutely loved it."

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