Tomato & Bread Salad

Tomato & Bread Salad

Toasted breadcrumbs are tossed with ripe, sweet tomatoes, freshly shaved parmesan cheese and drizzled with a sweet, tangy balsamic to create this perfect, fresh side dish.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 8 servings


  • 10 slices of Aunt Millie's White or Wheat Sandwich Bread
  • 5 large tomatoes chopped into a 1
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 package dry Italian dressing mix
  • balsamic vinegar
  • Vegetable or Olive Oil
  • 4 oz. shaved Parmesan cheese
  • basil leaves sliced thinly (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Lay the bread slices on a baking sheet and bake until dry and toasty, approximately 10-15 minutes. When toasted, cut into 1" dice pieces.
  • Prepare Italian dressing according to package directions, using Balsamic vinegar, water, and oil of your choice. Set aside.
  • Chop tomatoes into larger chunks and place into a large serving bowl. Add sliced red onions. Toss tomatoes and onions with Italian dressing.
  • When ready to serve, toss bread in bowl with tomatoes and onions.
  • Top with parmesan and basil (if using).
  • Serve immediately.


Try Tomato and Bread Salad on Grains Food Foundation by Kim Grathwohl. A perfect side dish with bread crumbs and tomato.
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