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Bacon, Basil and Tomato Salad

Yield 4 servings (1 1/2 cups each)

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

How to Make It

  1. Hands On: 15 minutes
    Total: 15 minutes

    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.

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

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