This traditional Italian bread salad is full of tomatoes and cucumber and gets a protein boost with the addition of grilled salmon. Source: EatingWell Magazine, August/September 2006

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat grill to high.

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  • Whisk olives, vinegar, capers and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Slowly whisk in oil until combined. Add bread, tomatoes, cucumber, onion and basil.

  • Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Season both sides of salmon with salt and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Grill the salmon until cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

  • Divide the salad among 4 plates and top each with a piece of salmon.

Tips

Tips: If using fresh bread, you can grill the bread slices along with the salmon and then cut them into cubes. Alternatively, cut bread into cubes, place on a baking sheet and bake at 300°F until dry.

How to skin a salmon fillet: Place salmon fillet on a clean cutting board, skin-side down. Starting at the tail end, slip the blade of a long knife between the fish flesh and the skin, holding down firmly with your other hand. Gently push the blade along at a 30° angle, separating the fillet from the skin without cutting through either.

To oil the grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.) When grilling delicate foods like tofu and fish, it is helpful to spray the food with cooking spray before placing it on the grill.

Fish on foil: Fish that flakes easily requires a delicate touch to flip on the grill. If you want to skip turning it over when grilling, measure a piece of foil large enough to hold the fish and coat it with cooking spray. Grill the fish on the foil (without turning) until it flakes easily and reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.

Nutrition Facts

320 calories; 17.8 g total fat; 53 mg cholesterol; 407 mg sodium. 13.8 g carbohydrates; 26.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2014
Very good. Three little kids liked it too. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2012
Morph this recipe with the Moroccan Grilled Salmon I like this recipe because it uses a few flavorful seasonal ingredients satisfies my bread craving and is quick to make. Instead of grilling the salmon with just salt and pepper I opted to use the yogurt marinade from the Moroccan Grilled Salmon recipe. Turned out to be a great combination! Pros: Fast simple flavorful Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was excellent. My husband doesn't like either capers or olives so I omitted them. Nonetheless it was wonderful on a hot summer day. Will definitely make again. Marjorie East Windsor NJ Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This recipe was so fast and easy to make. The flavors were a good combination and the meal was light and refreshing. Philadelphia PA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was a great meal very light and great for summer. It's basically Greek salad with salmon on top. I added some Feta cheese as well. Will definitely make again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I use this recipe with other fish and it is just as good. Great recipe and very refreshing dish! New Rochelle New York Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This was awesome!! My hubby 2 year old daughter and I all loved this! I did add feta to the salad and a little lemon pepper seasoning on the fish before grilling it and it was perfect and so easy! I am going to invite people over for dinner soon just to show this recipe off! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Wow this was seriously one of the best meals I've made for a while and that's saying a lot! I actually wasn't expecting to like this but I really couldn't believe how good it was! I took a picture of this and did a short review on my blog if you want to check it out: Salmon Panzanella Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Fresh & Simple This was really good and the perfect end to a really hot day. Hubby is a personal trainer and every time I find a great recipe from this website I post it on his blog (http://personaltrainingblog.fitness360sd.com/). Thanks for giving us another reason to post! This was AWESOME! Our local grocery store has an olive bar and instead of regular kalamatas I got kalamata olives that were marinated in a a little bit of spices and had big creamy chunks of feta cheese. Cheating I know: ) But I think it would be delicious without it as well! Pros: Fresh-tasting simple perfect summer meal. Cons: Nada! Read More