Tuscan Bread Salad Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
<br>- 2 cloves garlic, minced, divided
<br>- 4 slices (1/2-inch thick) Italian bread, about 4 inches in diameter
<br>- 1 small head romaine lettuce
<br>- 1/2 cup drained Lindsay® Black Ripe Pitted Olives, halved if desired
<br>- 1 large ripe tomato, seeded and diced
<br>- 1 cup canned great Northern or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
<br>- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
<br>- 1/2 teaspoon salt
<br>- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
<br>- 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, sliced (optional)
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Combine 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 clove garlic; brush over both sides of bread slices. Grill bread 2 to 3 minutes per side in a ridged grill pan or broil 1 to 2 minutes per side until lightly toasted.
<br>step 2: Reserve outer leaves of lettuce. Tear or chop enough of the inner leaves to measure 6 cups. In a large bowl, combine torn lettuce, olives, tomato and beans. Cut grilled bread into cubes; add to lettuce mixture. Combine remaining 3 tablespoons oil, remaining garlic, vinegar, salt and pepper; mix well. Add to lettuce mixture; toss well.
<br>step 3: Arrange outer leaves of lettuce on four serving plates; top with salad. Sprinkle basil over salads, if desired.
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Ingredients
- 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 2 cloves garlic, minced, divided
- 4 slices (1/2-inch thick) Italian bread, about 4 inches in diameter
- 1 small head romaine lettuce
- 1/2 cup drained Lindsay® Black Ripe Pitted Olives, halved if desired
- 1 large ripe tomato, seeded and diced
- 1 cup canned great Northern or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, sliced (optional)

Directions
step 1: Combine 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 clove garlic; brush over both sides of bread slices. Grill bread 2 to 3 minutes per side in a ridged grill pan or broil 1 to 2 minutes per side until lightly toasted.
step 2: Reserve outer leaves of lettuce. Tear or chop enough of the inner leaves to measure 6 cups. In a large bowl, combine torn lettuce, olives, tomato and beans. Cut grilled bread into cubes; add to lettuce mixture. Combine remaining 3 tablespoons oil, remaining garlic, vinegar, salt and pepper; mix well. Add to lettuce mixture; toss well.
step 3: Arrange outer leaves of lettuce on four serving plates; top with salad. Sprinkle basil over salads, if desired.

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