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Quick Summer Salads: Easy Bruschetta Salad Recipe featured by top US food blogger, Practically Homemade

Easy Bruschetta Salad

All of the flavors and textures you love about traditional bruschetta but loaded in a salad that is easy to make and totally delicious.

Course Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 baguette {sliced 1" thick}
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 8 oz. cherry tomatoes {halved}
  • 8 oz. mozzarella balls {or cubed mozzarella}
  • 8-10 leaves basil {cut into thin ribbons}
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette
  • mixed greens
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to broil. Place sliced baguette onto cookie sheet.

  2. While the oven is preheating, combine tomatoes, mozzarella and basil in a small bowl. Add balsamic vinaigrette. Set aside.

  3. Place bread slices into preheated oven under broiler for 2-5 minutes or until bread is lightly toasted. Remove from oven and immediately rub garlic clove over each slice of bread. Cut each slice of bread into 4-6 pieces. Put back into the oven for 1-2 minutes if you want your bread more toasted.

  4. To assemble the salad, add your salad greens to the bottom of the bowl. Add baguette croutons around the edge of the greens. Spoon the tomato mixture into the middle of the croutons and on top of the greens {there will be additional dressing left in the bowl you had your tomato mixture in. You can use it to dress the salad after it has been tossed if desired but sometimes what is on the tomato mixture is enough}.

  5. Toss salad, season with salt and pepper to taste and add additional dressing if desired. Serve immediately. Leftovers can be kept in the refrigerator but the baguette croutons will get soggy.