What to Cook When You Hate to Cook. Recipe 2: Mediterranean Bread Salad

This is the second recipe in my series for those of us who are lazy chefs. Check out recipe 1 here.

I enjoy making bread salad in the summer. It’s filling, and yet somehow still feels light and fresh to me. And preparing it does not heat up your kitchen in any way.

You’ll notice that I don’t include any quantities. That’s because, like most salads, it’s “to taste”. Feel free to modify it, of course. If your experiment works out, share it with us in the comments section!

Mediterranean Bread Salad

  • Quality bakery bread (I use French or Italian, usually.)
  • Capers
  • Feta Cheese
  • Heirloom Tomatoes (If you’ve only eaten those bland red things they call tomatoes these days, and haven’t splurged on heirlooms, you haven’t lived.)
  • Parsley
  • Lemon juice
  • Olive oil

Break the bread into bite-sized chunks, crust and all. Cut up the tomatoes, and add all the other ingredients in a bowl, then toss with olive oil as your dressing. Simple!

Note: Bread salad does not do well as leftovers, as the bread will get soggy, so only make the amount you will eat in one sitting. I usually get double everything (or leave half of everything), for day two. Because it’s that good.



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8 thoughts on “What to Cook When You Hate to Cook. Recipe 2: Mediterranean Bread Salad

  1. lyn sutton

    Heirloom Tomatoes taste like the pure sweet untouched tomatoes I grew up with. Today’s “normal” tomatoes either have minimal taste or a fishy under taste. Makes you wonder what they’ve done to them.

  2. lyn sutton

    I guess if you’re missing the usual leafy greens of a salad you can just add more of the green heirloom tomatoes and parsley and if you’re really lazy the heirlooms come in a bite sized baby size. 🙂

      1. lyn sutton

        Most people think green lettuce when you say salad. My suggestion was for those who can’t get past that but I’ve had a Turkish adaptation made with spinach and large chunks of dried pita or flat bread along with the other ingredients you listed. It’s good either way.

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