Everything in this salad is fresh except the bread! Prepare this salad by using a loaf of artisan bread or ciabatta that is a touch stale. If your bread is too fresh, toast it until it is just nearly as dry and crunchy as a crouton.
This salad was divine! My fiance absolutely loved it! I found when that if you toast fresh bread pieces in warm olive oil mixed with minced garlic it adds a great flavor. - 02 Feb 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
This salad was wonderful! Very fresh tasting and flavorful. I chopped all ingredients in food processor except for tomatoes and bread. Did not measure salad ingredients (only dressing). Ended up with a lot of salad so I doubled dressing. My picky husband enjoyed this! The next day I used the salad (minus bread) as a sauce. I sauteed boneless, skinless chicken breast pieces; added salad and heated through and served over pasta. Very tasty. Will definitely make this again! - 22 Jul 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Excellent taste. Very fresh! I kept the bread and salad separate, then we spooned each into individual bowls and tossed. This way, leftovers won't be a soggy mess. We added salt and pepper. - 10 Jul 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)