Italian Bread Salad


Italian Bread Salad

Part of Ep. 1805 Ep. 1805 - Basil & Landscape Lighting

Credit: Recipe courtesy of Wave Kasprzak, chef at the Dining Room at 209 Main in Monticello


Ingredients for dressing:
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup chopped basil
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
3 Tbsp. rice vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper

Purée all ingredients in blender.

Salad ingredients:
14 oz. can Cannelini beans drained
8 Cherry tomatoes quartered
1 small cucumber peeled seeded and sliced
1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives
3 cups cubed and lightly toasted Italian bread
1/4 cup toasted Pine nuts
1/2 cup grated Parmesan


Mix first five salad ingredients with desired amount of dressing. Top with Pine nuts and Parmesan. Serve immediately.


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