Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tomato and garlic crouton salad

This mind blowing salad recipe is adapted from here. This salad is a breeze to prepare if you have the croutons handy. The wonderful part about this salad is, you can experiment with the flavourings and present it in a different way each time. This can be served as a starter or as a salad or as an evening snack like I did.
I have tweaked the recipe just a bit to suit my tastes and pantry requirements and it turned out just as great. 

Tomato and garlic crouton salad recipe
Preparation time: 15mins
Baking time:10mins


Tomatoes- 3, deseeded and chopped fine
Olive oil- 2tsp
Freshly ground pepper powder- 1/4tsp or tp taste
Salt to taste
Lime juice- 1/2 tsp
Paprika powder- 1/4tsp
Coriander to garnish
Mozzarella cheese to garnish

For the croutons:
Whole wheat or white bread- 2 slices
Butter- 2 tsp
Olive oil- 2 tsp
Freshly ground pepper- a pinch
Salt a pinch
Garlic- 2 cloves. ground to a paste


For the Croutons:
  • Cut the edges of the bread and cut the slices into cubes and set aside
  • Heat a pan and add the butter oilive oil, garlic paste, salt and pepper so that the flavours are well infused. Cook for about 2 mins and take off the heat.
  • Add the bread cubes and toss so that the they are well coated.
  • Bake the bread cubes in a preheated oven at 200C for 10 mins or till browned
To proceed:
  • In a bowl, mix the olive oil and lime juice, salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and toss.
  • Add the croutons and toss again
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and cheese and serve immediately.
This recipe goes straight to Aipi and Priyas Tuesday bookmarked event


  1. Simple, Crunchy salad ..Perfect ..

  2. The salad looks really mind blowing! Lovely color and healthy ingredients in it.

  3. Marvellous salad, simply delicious..

  4. Tomatoes, garlic and croutons- wow! Love all the ingredients and the pictures are beautiful, as usual!

  5. delicious combination lovely salad

  6. wonderful salad and delicious too.

  7. Beautiful and colorful salad... yum :)

  8. Love the color of the salad...wld love the crunch in the munch . You have a nice blog :)

  9. Wow..very innovative.. perfect n welcome variation from the regular salads!
    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event :)

    US Masala

  10. Wow healthy, colorful adn yummy salad

  11. Sounds easy but healthy salad! Beautiful color and so yum...

  12. Wonderful combination. Looks delicious.

  13. Croutons are my abs favorite.This salad is perfect for spring.

  14. Thats an awesome dish, I can wipe the plate clean!

  15. ooh!! wow! what a lovely colour..


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