Wow the crowd with this Rustic Italian Bread Salad. Our Rustic Italian Bread Salad looks casual, but its flavor is black-tie worthy and takes 30 minutes.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 6 servings
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
1 tsp. minced garlic, divided
1 Tbsp. lemon zest
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 ciabatta sandwich rolls (3/4 inch thick), cut horizontally in half
4 cups baby arugula
1 large avocado, sliced
1 lb. grape tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup HEINZ Balsamic Vinegar, divided
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp. sugar
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 400°F.
Place cream cheese onto parchment-covered baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. garlic, zest and pepper. Bake 8 to 10 min. until lightly browned. Cool slightly.
Meanwhile, cut each bread piece diagonally in half; place on baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray. Bake 3 to 5 min. on each side or until golden brown on both sides.
Arrange bread, arugula, avocados, tomatoes and cream cheese on platter. Beat vinegar, oil, sugar and remaining garlic with whisk until well blended. Drizzle over salad.
This salad makes a great accompaniment to lean grilled poultry or fish.
Toss tomatoes with 1/4 cup sliced black olives before adding to platter.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 16g
Dietary Fibers 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 6 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.