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Simple Italian Bread Salad | World of Vegan | #bread #salad #italian #side #tomatoes #olives #worldofvegan

Vegan Italian Bread Salad

  • Author: Nava Atlas
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer, Salad
  • Cuisine: Italian


Juicy fresh summer tomatoes are the stars of this classic Italian salad. It's like bruschetta deconstructed! Crisp bread cubes and fresh basil add an appealing flourish. 


  • 3 to 4 cups of Italian bread chunks (bite-sized pieces (1 inch of smaller))
  • 1 1/2 pounds of flavorful ripe tomatoes (about 3 medium sized tomatoes) (diced)
  • 1/3 cup of cured pitted olives (kalamata works great) (sliced)
  • 1/4 cup of fresh basil leaves (very finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
  • salt (to taste)
  • black pepper (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup

    of vegan mozzarella cheese shreds (or finely diced vegan mozzarella or jack cheese)


  1. Preheat the oven to 300° F
  2. Arrange the bread cubes on a baking sheet and bake until crisp and golden, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

  3. Combine the remaining ingredients in a serving bowl and toss together. Just before serving, stir in the bread cubes until well combined.