Serve this unique salad as a side dish, or top with grilled shrimp or chicken and present as a main course.
Recipe Ingredient Details:
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil (plus 2 tablespoons)
4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper (for seasoning)
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 1-inch slices day-old French bread, cut on the diagonal
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 pound medium tomatoes, chopped
1 small cucumber, peeled and sliced
4 tablespoons capers, drained
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
In a small bowl, mix 1/4 cup olive oil, vinegar, and honey. Whisk well and season with salt and pepper. Set this vinaigrette aside.
Preheat grill to medium-high. Mix the garlic with 2 tablespoons olive oil and let sit 10 minutes. Lightly brush the bread with the olive oil mixture and season with salt and pepper. Grill the bread until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes each side, being careful not to burn it. Transfer bread to wire rack to cool. Tear slices into 1/2-inch pieces.
Toss onion with tomatoes, cucumber, capers, and herbs. Add bread and toss; season to taste with vinaigrette, salt, and pepper. Toss salad well and cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours. Sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese before serving.
Recipe Additional Notes:
Calories 298,Fat 17,Perfat 51,Cholesterol 8,Carbo 31,Protein 6
Mon, 2012-07-09 13:43