Easy Tuscan Peasant Tomato Salad

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Apr. 04, 2011

This easy Italian recipe uses stale bread and tomatoes. Enjoy!


Stale white bread 3 1/2 Cup (56 tbs) , cut in bite size pieces
Tomatoes 4 Medium , cut in bite size
Red onion 1 , sliced (or 6 sliced scallions)
For the vinaigrette
Olive oil 4 Tablespoon
Red wine vinegar/White wine vinegar 2 Tablespoon
For garnish
Basil leaves 1 Tablespoon



1. Cut the bread in bite size pieces.

2. In a large bowl, put the bread pieces and pour in very cold water, to cover the bread and allow it to soak for about 30 minutes.

3. Meanwhile chop the tomatoes and slice the onion, place into a large serving bowl and mix well.


4. After 30 minutes of soaking, squeeze as much water out from the bread as possible.

5. Add the bread to tomato and onion mixture.

For the vinaigrette

6. In a separate bowl, mix together olive oil and wine vinegar until well blended.

7. Stream the dressing all over the salad and stir well to mix.


8. Sprinkle with basil leave on top and serve as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 686Calories from Fat 135

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 21 g32.3%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 928 mg38.67%

Total Carbohydrates 111 g37%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 16 g

Protein 16 g32%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet