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Delicious Grilled Tuscan Bread Salad with colorful sweet bell peppers, artichoke hearts and white beans tossed in a flavorful white balsamic dressing.  Make it on the barbecue for an easy outdoor summer meal with your favorite grilled protein!  Vegan!

Grilled Tuscan Bread Salad

  • Author: Tonia Schemmel | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups
  • Category: Salad, vegan
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Grilled Tuscan Bread Salad with colorful bell peppers, artichoke hearts and white beans tossed in a flavorful white balsamic dressing.  Make it on the grill for easy outdoor summer meals!  Simple to make and totally vegan!


Ingredients

Salad

  • 1/2 of a rustic bread loaf, about 4 slices, cut into 1 ” slices (smaller is fine if your loaf is pre-sliced)
  • 3 bell peppers varies colors, cutting so there is more flat surface area to grill, about 4 pieces per pepper
  • 1 sweet onion, slice in 1/2″ thick rings
  • 15 oz white beans, drained
  • 15 oz artichoke hearts in water, drained and sliced into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup basil leaves, torn
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup white balsamic
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Brush olive oil on all sides of peppers and onions.  Sprinkle with salt just before placing on a preheated hot grill.
  2. Grill until peppers and onions are lightly charred on both sides and the bread slices are toasty on both sides.  Set aside to cool.
  3. Whisk the vinaigrette.
  4. Drain white beans and place in a bowl with artichoke hearts.
  5. Add half of the vinaigrette and toss together.
  6. Cut grilled vege and bread into bite-sized chunks and toss in bowl along with fresh basil leaves.
  7. Taste and add more dressing and salt and pepper as needed.

Notes

You may have dressing left over.  It is great on a green salad, steamed greens, grilled veggies!

Add chèvre or kalamata olives.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup

Keywords: bread salad, tuscan bread salad, grilled bread salad, vegan bread salad, bread salad with grilled veggies, Panzanella salad

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