Italian Bread Salad


  • Makes4 to 4 servings

Delicious Italian Bread Salad!


  • 2/3 loaf day-old or older Italian bread, or French bread

  • 2 cups peeled, diced English cucumber

  • 1 medium red or green sweet pepper, cut into 1/2-in. dice

  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped

  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley

  • 1/4 cup chopped basil

  • 3/4 cup olive oil

  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar, or balsamic vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  • Trim crust from bread and tear by hand into 1 in. (2 cm) pieces (you’ll have 7 to 8 cups bread cubes, total). Dump into large bowl and add the cucumber, red or green pepper, onion, tomatoes, parsley and basil. Toss gently.

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Drizzle over salad and toss well. Serve immediately.

This article was originally published on Aug 01, 2006

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