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Italian Bread Salad

Yield Makes 6 servings
Prep: 25 min., Cook: 3 min., Bake: 15 min., Stand: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-oz.) package vegetarian
  • 4 cups French bread cubes (about 1-inch cubes)
  • 1/2 (5.5-oz.) package fresh baby spinach, thoroughly washed
  • 4 large plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 English cucumber, chopped
  • 1 (8-oz.) container fresh small mozzarella cheese balls, drained and halved
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives, coarsely chopped
  • Basil Vinaigrette

How to Make It

  1. Cook strips in a lightly greased skillet over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned.

  2. Place bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet.

  3. Bake at 325° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Let stand 15 minutes.

  4. Toss together strips, bread cubes, spinach, and remaining ingredients. Let stand 10 minutes.