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Tomato Bread Salad

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


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, cucumber and onion. In a small bowl, combine basil, oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Pour over tomatoes and toss. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • 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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  • Appy_Girl
    Jul 18, 2018

    What a lovely appetizer. Nothing beats Fresh. Especially when fresh local tomatoes come into season. I used my own home grown Grape Tomatoes and for just the 2 of us I down sized the recipe. Love the addition of the cucumber. It just brings the onion, garlic and vinegar together. I let mine sit at room temperature, covered for a few hours. That always seems to quicken up the melding process. It is a Winner. This would be an excellent addition to a cold Spaghetti or Pasta Salad. VFE VFE *

  • Wheezy37
    Nov 17, 2011

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

  • Jean Schowe
    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.