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Tomato Bread Salad

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + marinating

Makes

18 servings

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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.

Nutrition 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.

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