— Garlic Bread Salad (serves 2) —
4 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 loaf day-old crusty bread, cut into chunks
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 and 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Salt and black pepper
10 cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
1/2 cucumber, cut into chunks
150g lettuce leaves
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
10 karamata olives, pitted
Small bunch of fresh basil, chopped
Some parmesan cheese, shaved
In a large frying-pan, heat the olive oil and garlic over a medium heat. Add bread pieces and lightly sprinkle with salt. Sauté until golden brown for 4-5 minutes.
In a small bowl, mix the extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar and season with salt and black pepper.
In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, red onion, karamata olives and basil. drizzle with dressing. Add the sautéed bread, toss well to coat.
Garnish with parmesan cheese.