Catalan Bread Salad

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Menu Part: Salad
Cuisine Type: Spanish
Serves: 1

A bread salad Catalan style. The tomato vinaigrette adds tangy flavor while the cannellini and green beans add texture. Served on a bed of greens it makes a colorful presentation.

Ingredients

1 cup day-old peasant bread, thinly sliced and lightly toasted
1⁄2 cup roasted tomato vinaigrette (see note)
1⁄4 cup cooked cannellini beans
1⁄4 cup cooked, trimmed string beans
1⁄2 cup frisée
1⁄2 cup arugula
Shavings of Parmesan, for garnish

Note: For dressing, puree roasted plum tomatoes into vinaigrette made with olive oil and sherry vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Steps

1. Soak toasted bread in about half the vinaigrette; set aside 5-10 min., until slightly softened, but still crunchy.

2. Add soaked bread to large bowl with beans, frisée, and arugula. Toss salad with re­maining dressing, garnish with Parmesan cheese, and serve.