1 hour 10 min

    A simple, yet delicious salad, that's bursting with flavours from the Mediterranean. Tomatoes are tossed with olives, fresh mozzarella, basil and croutons in an olive oil-balsamic vinegar dressing. The perfect summer salad that can be enjoyed any day of the week.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 275g day old ciabatta bread, torn into bite-size pieces
    • 75ml olive oil
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 4 medium ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges
    • 125g sliced red onion
    • 10 basil leaves, finely sliced
    • 85g pitted and halved green olives
    • 110g fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into bite-size pieces

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:20min marinating  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    2. In a large bowl, toss bread with 75ml olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic. Lay bread on a baking tray and toast in the preheated oven until golden, about 5 to 10 minutes; allow to cool slightly.
    3. While the bread is in the oven, whisk together 4 tablespoons of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Gently toss together the bread, tomatoes, onion, basil, olives and mozzarella cheese. Toss with the vinaigrette and let stand for 20 minutes before serving.

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