Italian Bread Salad

Italian Bread Salad


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This recipe is a great use for day-old bread which, when combined with onion, tomato, celery, cucumber and herbs, you get a delicious salad to match any Italian entree.

Lynn Lewis

Serves: 4 

  • 300g day–old ciabatta
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 Lebanese cucumbers, diced
  • 3 sprigs oregano
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons good–quality red wine vinegar

Preparation:1hour10min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

  1. Cut bread into large pieces and moisten with a little water. Soak briefly, squeeze to remove liquid, then tear into small pieces. Mix bread, onion, tomatoes, celery and cucumbers in a serving bowl.
  2. Finely chop oregano leaves. Mix with basil, oil, salt and pepper. Pour over bread and vegetables. Chill, covered, about 1 hour. Stir in red wine vinegar. Season to taste.

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