Save on Pinterest

Zesty Crouton Salad

“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.
  • Makes
    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


  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 158 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 346mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

Recommended Video


Click stars to rate
Average Rating:
  • azlady56
    Jun 1, 2011

    Wonderful flavors

  • lisa8251
    Feb 20, 2011

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

  • oreoscookie
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Feb 16, 2011

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

  • Seminoles
    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.