Italian salad with croutons

Ingredients for Italian Salad with Croutons

  1. Long loaf 1/2 part
  2. Olive oil to taste
  3. Butter 100-150 grams
  4. Medium Tomatoes 4 pieces
  5. Cherry Tomatoes 8 pieces
  6. Freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tablespoons
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Ground black pepper to taste
  9. Seasoning Italian 1/2 teaspoon
  10. Seasoning dried garlic (powder) 1/2 teaspoon
  11. Parsley to taste
  12. Salad leaf to taste
  • Main Ingredients Tomato, Butter, Bread
  • Serving 4 servings
  • World CuisineItalian Cuisine


Cutting board, Kitchen knife, Baking tray, Small pan, Bowl - 2 pieces, Table spoon, Cup, Wooden spatula, Oven, Kitchen gloves, Coarse grater, Manual juicer, Flat serving dish

Preparation of Italian salad with croutons:

Step 1: prepare the bread.

We spread the fresh loaf on a cutting board and, using a kitchen knife, cut it across into thick slices no more than 2 centimeters. Then put several slices on top of each other and cut them first along, and then across into small pieces. We shift the ingredient to a baking sheet without lubricating it with oil.

Step 2: prepare a creamy mixture with seasonings.

Put butter in a small saucepan and put the capacity on the fire less than average. Heat the oil for 2-3 minutes. When the creamy component melts, turn off the burner and let it cool to a temperature 35 ° -37 ° C. Then pour the cooled liquid into a bowl and add black ground pepper, Italian seasoning and garlic powder to it. Slightly salt everything and with a tablespoon mix all the ingredients well until smooth.

Step 3: prepare croutons.

Using a tablespoon, pour the creamy mixture with seasonings into bread slices and then mix all the ingredients well. Make sure that the creamy liquid evenly covers all the bread slices. Preheated oven to temperature 180 ° C using tacks, place a baking sheet and bake croutons for 10-12 minutes until golden brown. Turn off the oven and with the help of tacks we take out a container with the finished ingredient. Croutons should cool to room temperature.

Step 4: prepare the tomatoes.

We wash the tomatoes under running water and put it on a cutting board. Using a kitchen knife, chop the vegetable ingredient into 4-6 parts, and then cut each slice into small sized pieces and transfer to a free bowl.

Step 5: prepare the cherry tomatoes.

We wash the cherry tomatoes under running water and put them on a cutting board. Using a kitchen knife, cut the vegetable ingredient in half and put in a bowl with the remaining chopped tomatoes.

Step 6: prepare the parsley.

We wash the parsley greens under running water and, brushing it off the water, transfer it to a cutting board. Using a kitchen knife, chop our ingredient coarsely and transfer to a bowl with tomatoes.

Step 7: prepare the salad leaf.

We wash the lettuce leaf under running water, then shake it off the water and transfer it to a cutting board. With the help of a kitchen knife, we cut our ingredient across into wide strips and transfer it to the container for the remaining chopped ingredients.

Step 8: prepare the cheese.

For the preparation of our dish, mozzarella cheese is best suited, as this cheese product is delicate and delicious in taste. Using a kitchen knife, cut our ingredient into small pieces and transfer to a free plate. Attention: if desired, you can chop the cheese with a coarse grater.

Step 9: prepare lemon juice.

We rinse the lemon under running water and transfer to a cutting board. Using a kitchen knife, cut the citrus ingredient into two equal parts. Using a manual juicer, squeeze lemon juice from each half of the lemon. Then, using a tablespoon, pour freshly prepared juice into a cup.

Step 10: prepare an Italian salad with croutons.

The cooled croutons are transferred to a container with chopped vegetable ingredients. In the same bowl we transfer the pieces of cheese, once again lightly salt everything, add lemon juice and olive oil. Using a wooden spatula, mix all the ingredients very carefully.

Step 11: serve an Italian salad with croutons.

We spread the Italian salad with croutons on a flat dish and serve. This delicious dish will decorate your holiday table with dignity. Good appetite!

Recipe Tips:

- - If you do not have mozzarella cheese, you can replace it with cheddar cheese, which goes well with vegetables and bread products. You can also use solid cheese.

- - For the preparation of a creamy mixture with spices, butter can be replaced with margarine.

- - When preparing a dressing for croutons, do not overdo it with Italian seasoning, since excessive amounts of it can ruin the taste of the dish.