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Tuscan Bread Salad

This is extremely popular all over Italy but mainly in Tuscany. It uses delicious summer vegetables and leftover bread. It’s such a fresh salad and so full of flavor. It’s important that the salad isn’t mixed too far in advance or the bread will go soggy. 

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup stale low protein bread, cubed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 celery stalk, sliced thinly on the diagonal
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced
  • 1 tsp capers, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp basil, chopped

For the red wine vinaigrette:

  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 shallot, minced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp sugar

Method:

  1. To make the vinaigrette, combine all of the ingredients in the “For the red wine vinaigrette” section.
  2. To prepare the salad, combine everything in a large bowl. Add the vinaigrette and toss.
  3. Serve immediately.

Serves 4

Nutritional Information Per RecipePer Serving
Calories 952 238
Protein 4 g 1 g
Phenylalanine 141 mg 35 mg
Leucine 170 mg 43 mg
Tyrosine 69 mg 17 mg