Tuscan Bread Salad

1:07 PM Posted by Bits from a Brit

Tuscan Bread Salad

1 loaf dense crusty bread
1 large ball of fresh Mozzarella cheese
1 large tomato
1 yellow or red pepper
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced
6 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons Balsamic or red wine vinegar
salt and pepper, to taste

Combine dressing ingredients and blend well; set aside. Cut cheese, tomato and pepper into 1-inch cubes and transfer to salad bowl with chopped basil. Pour dressing over cheese and veggies to marinate while cutting and toasting bread. Cut bread into 1-inch cubes and toast in oven until lightly brown. Add bread cubes to salad bowl and mix well to coat all pieces. Serve immediately.