One of the best ways to beat the heat this summer is with a refreshing salad. A summer bread salad features tasty garden vegetables and herbs (like fresh tomatoes and basil) that are light and healthy, but it also packs a great deal of flavor: this particular recipe calls for a wonderful combination of Cabot Sharp Cheddar and tasty bread. It’s also surprisingly easy to make, and it’s perfect for a summer party, barbecues or family gatherings. After trying this recipe, please make sure to rate and review it!
For anyone who’s searching for that perfect summer salad recipe, this Cabot Summer Bread Salad is a definitely worth trying out. It features a lovely blend of vegetables and cheese, and it can be made quickly too. This particular recipe calls for onion, garlic, lemon zest, red wine vinegar, cucumber, red bell pepper and a number of other vegetables that are both light and flavorful. However, what sets this recipe apart from most salads is the addition of scrumptious bread cubes that are mixed with basil and cheese and tossed in with the rest of the salad once it’s ready to go. Overall, it’s bound to be a popular one for summer cookouts!
Cabot is a 800 farm family dairy cooperative that have worked side-by-side for generations to produce some of the best dairy products in the world. Because of that, we take a great deal of pride in our award-winning cheeses—they’re not easy to make, but nothing good comes easy, and we only serve the best dairy products to our customers. We also want to make sure that the recipes we post on our site, like this summer salad recipe, are up to our high standards: after trying any of recipes, please make sure to share your thoughts!
½ red onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and mashed into paste
2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
¼ cup red wine vinegar
½ cup light virgin olive oil
6 ripe plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 English cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
½ cup Kalamata olives, pitted and halved
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 large loaf stale bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
4 ounces Cabot Sharp Cheddar, crumbled or finely diced (about 1 cup)
¾ cup fresh basil leaves, shredded
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WHISK together onion, garlic, lemon zest and vinegar, in large bowl; whisking constantly, slowly add olive oil in thin stream until emulsified.
ADD tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and olives, tossing to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
ADD bread cubes, cheese and basil and toss again. Let salad stand for 30 minutes at room temperature before serving.
Easy and delicious! The dressing is yummy and the cheese is a really nice touch to this panzanella salad! Big hit at a cookout.
This easy to make bread salad is perfect for summer BBQ's! I added more basil than the recipe called for because we LOVE fresh herbs and it was delicious…