Grilled Bread Salad with Tomatoes, Feta, and Basil

LARAINE PERRI

Ingredients


Makes 4 servings

2  Tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided

4 teaspoons red wine vinegar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon sugar

3 medium tomatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces

1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced

4 1-inch-thick slices ciabatta bread (about 4 ounces)

1 large garlic clove, halved

3/4 cup (3 ounces) crumbled feta cheese

1/2 cup roughly torn fresh basil

Adding garlicky grilled bread to a tomato salad gives  you a side so satisfying, you can go light on whatever might accompany it (like a 3-ounce portion of grilled flank steak!).

Directions

1. In a large bowl, whisk together 2 Tablespoons olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and sugar. Add tomatoes and onion, and toss well to combine.

2. Heat grill to medium-high. Brush bread with remaining 1 teaspoon oil, and grill until lightly golden, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board.

3. Rub bread well on both sides with the halved garlic clove, then cut the bread into 1-inch cubes. Add bread, feta, and basil to the tomato and onion mixture and toss well. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper.

Per Serving:

Calories:

296

Carbohydrates:

32 g

Fat:

13 g

Protein:

6 g

Fiber:

2 g

Active Time:

15 minutes

Total Time:

5 minutes