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Tuscan Bread Salad

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The following recipe, video and photography were provided by our partner, Chef Billy Parisi.

This tasty Tuscan Bread Salad is the perfect Mediterranean-inspired side dish!

I like to throw a couple bright and colorful assorted peppers on the grill, along with a few thick slices of crusty Italian bread for nice chargrilled flavor.

After a few minutes, take the peppers and bread off the grill and combine the remainder of the ingredients for a delicious and simple side dish.

Tuscan Bread Salad

Tuscan Bread Salad


For the Salad

  • ½ loaf Italian bread, thickly sliced
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 assorted bell peppers, seeded
  • 1 can Heinen's cannellini beans, drained
  • 1 can Heinen's artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
  • ½ red onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. Heinen's sun-dried tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsps. fresh basil, chiffonade
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup white balsamic vinaigrette
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup olive oil


  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Brush the bread on both sides with 2 Tbsp. of olive oil. Set aside.
  3. Add the bell peppers to a bowl and toss with the remaining 2 Tbsp.  of olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix until combined. Take the peppers and bread out to the grill.
  4. Place the peppers and bread on the grill for 2-3 minutes per side, or until the peppers have a few grill marks and the bread is toasted.
  5. Cube the bread and cut the peppers in 1-inch pieces. Transfer to a large serving bowl.
  6. Add the beans, artichokes, onions and tomatoes and mix to combine. Garnish with basil.
  7. For the vinaigrette, add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk to combine. Serve alongside the salad.

Tuscan Bread Salad


Chef Billy Parisi

By Chef Billy Parisi

Chef Billy Parisi is a culinary school grad who spent 15 years in the restaurant industry as a line cook, sous chef and executive chef. Now he develops, photographs and films simple and delicious recipes that will make everyone feel like a chef in their own kitchen.

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