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Garlic Bread Salad

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

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • justmbeth
    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.