Gah. I am late again. I think I know why. This recipe sounded great, incorporating many ingredients I love but one of the members of my immediately has recently undergone a dietary change. No bread. No vinegar. Difficult to accomplish this recipe without either. So, I waited until I had an excuse to make it without. That time didn’t come before August 12. That is also why I didn’t get to the bonus recipe this month, California Grilled Pizza. Sounds great and I will get to it I am sure.
In short, I really liked this salad. I used an olive oil rosemary bread that was fabulous to begin with. I toasted mine for quite awhile and did not let the salad sit as I have a thing about soggy bread. I am against it. I didn’t quite have all of Ina’s ingredients on hand, but that is the best thing about this type of recipe. It can be altered to suit your preferences/needs. I used balsamic instead of champagne vinegar and skipped the yellow pepper. I am sure there are a lot of great variations out there. Check out the Barefoot Bloggers: Whose Turn Is It? page.