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Bread salad with mozzarella

Light, fresh and packed full of wonderful flavours, this beautiful salad is tossed with fresh basil, creamy mozzarella and crispy garlic bread pieces to create a brilliant side dish or light meal.
Bread Salad with MozzarellaAustralian House & Garden



1.Preheat oven to 210°C (190°C fan-forced).
2.In a mortar and pestle, combine garlic with a good pinch of salt; crush to a paste. Add oil; whisk until well combined, to make garlic oil.
3.Place bread cubes in a large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of the garlic oil; toss well, to coat. Spread in one layer on a baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes, until bread is crisp and golden.
4.Bring a pot of salted water to the boil. Drop in beans. Cook just until the water returns to the boil. Drain beans immediately; refresh under cold water.
5.Combine vinegar in a bowl with a good pinch of salt; whisk until salt has dissolved. Whisk in remaining garlic oil. Stir in capers.
6.Combine bread, green beans, chickpeas, tomatoes, mozzarella and basil in a bowl. Drizzle with dressing. Toss lightly. Stand 10 minutes at room temperature, before serving.

Choose rustic Italian loaves of bread for this recipe, such as pane di casa or ciabatta.


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