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Italian Pot Luck

We are celebrating my birthday this year with an Italian themed pot luck dinner.  Being Italian, you would think I know all about Italian cooking.  I make a pretty good lasagna but that is about it.  I am still perfecting my meatball recipe.  So I'm searching for Italian side dishes to take.  I think everyone will bring some sort of pasta dish, bread or salad so I want to take something different. 

This recipe sounds delicious to me (and EASY)!  If you have any ideas or recipes for an Italian side dish please share.

Italian Bread Salad


Makes 8 servings

  • 10  (1-inch-thick) stale Italian bread slices, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 6  plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1  small purple onion, chopped
  • 1/4  cup  chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4  cup  chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Balsamic Dressing

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; add Balsamic Dressing, tossing gently.

Let stand 20 minutes before serving

(photo from myrecipes.com)