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Tomato - Basil Salad with Garlic Bread and Balsamic Vinaigrette


  • 4 slices Italian Bread
  • 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder or fresh garlic, chopped
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh basil,chopped

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Teaspoons Balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine the melted butter and chopped garlic in a bowl, mix to combine. Brush both sides of Italian bread with butter/garlic mixture. Place on a baking sheet and broil until bread is golden brown. If using an already seasoned Italian bread, brush with plain butter and broil till golden brown. Gently tear bread into bite size pieces.
    In a medium bowl ,whisk all Vinaigrette ingredients together until well combined. Place tomatoes , basil and torn bread on serving plates , drizzle dressing over salad. Serve immediately.