Cretian Bread Salad

This Recipe is perfect for the bold and adventurous! A great mix of flavours that is sure to please everyone at your table!

Basil Vinaigrette

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 ½ tbsp dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ tsp Parthena Mediterranian Sea Salt and 1 ½ tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups fresh basil

Salad

  • 6 cups day-old bread, crust removed, cubed
  • 2 red and 2 yellow peppers, roasted and cubed
  • 3 medium tomatoes, cubed
  • ½ cup capers
  • 4 anchovy fillets, chopped
  • ½ red onion sliced into rings
  • 2 cups feta cheese or fresh mozzarella, cubed
  • ½ cup fresh basil

Directions

  1. Combine all vinaigrette ingredients, except olive oil, and blend in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  2. Slowly add the oil in a steady stream until incorporated. The texture will look similar to basil pesto.
  3. Place bread in a large salad bowl and toss with ½ cup of the vinaigrette. Let sit for 10 minutes to soften.
  4. Add the peppers, tomatoes, capers, anchovies, red onion, and feta cheese and toss gently.
  5. Drizzle with more vinaigrette until everything is well-coated. Toss and garnish with fresh basil.

(Try substituting basil for fresh oregano – it’s delicious too!)

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