Bacon, Basil and Tomato Salad

Yield:

4 servings (1 1/2 cups each)

Recipe from

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Ingredients

3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 cups cubed country white bread, (1/2-in cubes)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 can (28 oz each) Hunt's Diced Tomatoes, drained
1/2 cup diced mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
4 slices fully cooked bacon, heated, chopped
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
Salt and ground black pepper, optional

Preparation

Hands On: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes

1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add bread cubes and garlic; toast bread until lightly golden. Set aside to cool.

2. Arrange tomatoes in center of serving dish. Sprinkle with cheese, basil and bacon.

3. Whisk remaining oil and vinegar; drizzle over salad. Sprinkle with bread cubes. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

Note:

October 2008