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Grilled Tuscan Bread Salad

Grilled Tuscan Bread Salad

This Grilled Tuscan Bread Salad is a great way to use up day-old bread. I developed this recipe for an advertorial that appeared in Gourmet Magazine.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salads, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 278 kcal


  • 8 ounces ciabatta or other dense crusty Italian bread not sourdough, sliced in ½ inch slices
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup cherry tomato halves or diced whole tomatoes
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • salt and coarsely ground black pepper
  • ½ cup roughly chopped fresh basil leaves


  • Heat the grill to medium-high. Brush the bread on both sides with ¼ cup olive oil. Place on the grill and grill until well toasted, being careful not to burn it; turning as needed. Cut into ½ inch cubes.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the remaining olive oil and red wine vinegar. Add the tomatoes, onions, and garlic; season with salt and a generous amount of black pepper. Add the bread cubes and basil, toss to combine. Serve immediately.


Serving: 1gSodium: 304mgFiber: 2gCalories: 278kcalPolyunsaturated Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gFat: 19gProtein: 4gCarbohydrates: 22g
Keyword bread salad, bread salad with tomatoes, grilled bread salad
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