Bread Salads 

A salad is a delicious way to give stale breads a second life: Breads can lend crunch and texture, soak up juices and dressings, and add flavor, too.

Bell Pepper, Tomato, Cucumber, and Grilled Bread Salad

Bell Pepper, Tomato, Cucumber, and Grilled Bread Salad

Summer's freshest veggies combine in a colorful side-dish salad. Toss in grilled shrimp or chicken for an easy one-dish dinner.

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BLT Bread Salad

BLT Bread Salad

Think of this hearty tossed salad as a deconstructed BLT sandwich, where the bread appears in the form of croutons. Round out the plate with fresh cantaloupe.

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Bread Salad with Cranberries, Spinach, and Chicken

Bread Salad with Cranberries, Spinach, and Chicken

Chicken, high in vitamin B12, teams up with spinach, nuts, and a little oil to offer a one-dish meal loaded with vitamin E, vitamin C, and folate.

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Panzanella

Panzanella

Jim Denevan of Outstanding in the Field prepares this salad to showcase specialty varieties of vegetables. In spring, halved cherry tomatoes are your best bet. In summer, heirloom variety beefsteak tomatoes work well.

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Pita Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumber and Herbs

Pita Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumber, and Herbs

This recipe is similar to fattoush, a Lebanese bread salad. Traditionally, the bread is fried; here, it’s crisped in the oven. Shredded cooked chicken converts it to a main course.

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Tomato Panzanella with Shrimp and Basil

Tomato Panzanella with Shrimp and Basil

This version of bread salad incorporates a healthy blend of shrimp and heirloom tomatoes for great taste and a filling entrée.

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