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Photo: Gentl & Hyers; Styling: Kendra Smoot Photo by: Photo: Gentl & Hyers; Styling: Kendra Smoot

Bell Pepper, Tomato, Cucumber, and Grilled Bread Salad

Summer's freshest veggies combine in a colorful side-dish salad. Toss in grilled shrimp or chicken for an easy one-dish dinner.

Cooking Light JUNE 2010

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 2/3 cups)

Ingredients

  • 4 (1-ounce) slices day-old country-style bread
  • 4 cups coarsely chopped tomatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3/4 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped orange bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup torn fresh basil leaves
  • 1 English cucumber, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation

1. Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

2. Place bread slices on grill rack; grill 1 minute on each side or until golden brown with grill marks. Remove from grill; tear bread into 1-inch pieces.

3. Combine tomatoes, onion, bell peppers, basil, and cucumber in a large bowl. Add bread; toss gently.

4. Combine vinegar, black pepper, salt, and garlic in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Gradually add oil, stirring constantly with a whisk. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss gently to coat. Cover and chill 20 minutes before serving.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 178
  • Fat: 9.7g
  • Saturated fat: 1.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 3.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 19.5g
  • Fiber: 3.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1.6mg
  • Sodium: 237mg
  • Calcium: 43mg
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