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Bread Salad with Gorgonzola

Categories: Entertaining, Quick to fix
Type: Salads

Creamy bleu cheese, crisp ciabatta bread, tomatoes, and plenty of basil make this a delicious, hearty salad.

Prep Time: 15M

Serves: Serves 4


  • 3 thick slices ciabatta or other rustic country-style bread, toasted and cut into bite-size chunks
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • handful of fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1/2 × 7oz (200g) jar roasted red peppers, drained and sliced
  • 4 tomatoes, coarsely chopped
  • handful of toasted pine nuts
  • 4oz (115g) Gorgonzola Dolcelatte or blue cheese, cut into small cubes
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
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  1. Put the bread in a large bowl, and drizzle with the olive oil. Add the basil, and season with salt and pepper. Toss together; then let stand for about 10 minutes to develop the flavors.
  2. Add the peppers, tomatoes, pine nuts, and cheese, and toss gently to mix.
  3. Serve with cold cooked meats.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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