Grilled Bread and Cherry Tomato Salad

Salads, Salads.
Everyone seems to have leftover bread, and it's a shame to waste it. Tuscan cooks use up leftover bread in salads, and as unusual as it sounds, it is really delicious. Use red or yellow cherry tomatoes, or a combination, in this recipe.

Grilled Bread and Cherry Tomato Salad


Quantity Ingredients
1 small clove garlic, minced
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 tbspolive oil
1/4 tsppepper
2 tbspchopped fresh chives or green onions
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil or parsley
6 slices French or Italian bread, about 3/4-inch thick
4 cups cherry tomatoes, halved


1. In small bowl, whisk together garlic, vinegar, oil, pepper and salt. Stir in chives and basil. Reserve.2. Barbecue or toast bread. Cut each slice into 1 1/2-inch pieces.3. Toss bread with cherry tomatoes and dressing. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.

Source: Simply HeartSmart Cooking by Bonnie Stern, 1994