Who’s looking for a side salad that is not mainly greens? I know, I know, green leafy things are healthy, but sometimes you want something a little different. Although, you could easily top your greens with this Avocado Tomato Bread Cube Salad!
This easy salad is a great side for a light lunch or dinner. Pair the salad with a hot sandwich and yum! Honestly, sometimes this salad IS my lunch.
The thing to keep in mind is when you first make the salad, the bread cubes will be really crunchy. The leftovers (if there are any) will yield soggier bread cubes as they soak up the dressing and juice from the tomatoes. I kind of like those soggier bread crumbs for lunch the next day.
Look at the gorgeous colors from the fresh ingredients. How do you not want to eat that?
Gather your ingredients and let’s get to it!
- 2 tbsp. water
- 2 tbsp. mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp. hot sauce
- 2 cups toasted French bread cubes
- 3 cups halved cherry or grape tomatoes
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 1/2 cup chopped avocado
- 1/2 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350°F
Using a bread (or serrated) knife, cut the bread lengthwise into 1/2" strips.
Cut the strips crosswise into 1/2" cubes.
Arrange the cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Stirring once or twice, bake for 10-15 minutes until golden and crisp.
Whisk the water, mayonnaise, lemon juice and hot sauce togther.
In a medium bowl, mix the bread cubes, tomatoes, parsley, red onion, avocado and salt.
Add the dressing and toss well.