Photo: Gentl & Hyers; Styling: Kendra Smoot
6 servings (serving size: 1 2/3 cups)

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

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

Step 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.

Step 3

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

Step 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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

ktleyed's Review

August 21, 2014
This was good and makes a ton! Next time I'll half it. Wonderful for late summer veggies from the garden. Next time, I'll add some chicken and goat cheese for a one dish supper.

AmandaMacGuig's Review

January 15, 2014

deeprox's Review

July 09, 2013
This recipe seemed too simple to receive 5 stars from all the reviewers but it was true! My husband immediately said this was a keeper. I made the salad exactly to the recipe except I subbed cibatta for the country bread. I paired the salad with grilled chicken with a simple rub. This will be on the weekly rotation!

KatieInPhilly's Review

July 08, 2013

CrystalClear's Review

July 30, 2012

DavinaJ's Review

August 19, 2011
Yummy! I loved the bread in this recipe! With all the veggies in our garden I will be making this a few more times this late summer. The only thing I did differently was add a little EEVO to the veggies and grilled them in a grill basket except the cucumber which I added last.

psjohnso's Review

August 15, 2011
so light and healthy!! i added goat cheese and chicken to make it a complete meal. def will make again!

skspillman's Review

August 18, 2010
This salad was simple and delicious. I followed the recipe exactly and served it alongside grilled steak. I will definitely make this again, as it got rave reviews in my household of picky eaters.

mbmanns's Review

July 30, 2010
I love this salad. It is so fresh and summery and good for you too. I used rosemary olive oil bread and it was amazing. Grilling the bread really adds to the flavor. I have made this several times. This and a grilled steak make a perfect dinner.

Senti33's Review

June 22, 2010