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Salads & sides

Rustic Italian Bread Salad

Rustic Italian Bread Salad recipe
photo by:kraft
time
prep:
30 min
total:
30 min
servings
total:
6 servings
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What You Need

4
oz.  (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
1
tsp.  minced garlic, divided
1
Tbsp.  lemon zest
1/4
tsp.  freshly ground black pepper
2
 ciabatta sandwich rolls (3/4 inch thick), cut horizontally in half
4
cups  baby arugula
1
large  avocado, sliced
1
lb.  grape tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/4
cup  balsamic vinegar, divided
1/4
cup  olive oil
1/2
tsp.  sugar

Make It

HEAT oven to 400°F.

PLACE cream cheese onto parchment-covered baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray; sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. garlic, zest and pepper. Bake 8 to 10 min. until lightly browned. Cool slightly.

MEANWHILE, cut each bread piece diagonally in half; place on baking sheet. Spray with cooking spray. Bake 3 to 5 min. on each side or until golden brown on both sides.

ARRANGE bread, arugula, avocados, tomatoes and cream cheese on platter. Beat vinegar, oil, sugar and remaining garlic with whisk until well blended. Drizzle over salad.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Serving Suggestion
This salad makes a great accompaniment to lean grilled poultry or fish.
Special Extra
Toss tomatoes with 1/4 cup sliced black olives before adding to platter.
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