Salad: Italian Bread Salad

posted by Paula Anderson 03-15-103 9:28 PM

March 2003 Southern Living magazine
Italian Bread Salad

4 cups cubed French bread
6 Tbl. olive oil
3 Tbl. red wine vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/8 to 1/4 tsp. dried crushed red pepper
1 large head romaine lettuce, chopped
4 to 5 large plum tomatoes, chopped
2 cups chopped smoked ham
1 (8 oz.) pkg. fresh mozzarella cheese, cubed
3 green onions, chopped

Place bread cubes on a baking sheet. Bake at 325*F. for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Set bread cubes aside.

Whisk together olive oil and next 6 ingredients.

Reserve 1 cup bread cubes. Scatter remaining cubes on a large serving platter. top with lettuce and next 3 ingredients. Drizzle with dressing, and toss. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with reserved bread cubes and green onions. 4 servings.

Prep: 30 minutes; Bake 15 minutes; Stand: 15 min.
Submitted to Southern Living by Eleanor M. Gibson,
Latrobe, Pa.

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