Tomato Basil Salad with Goat Cheese and Ciabatta Chips

Tomato Basil Salad, Goat Cheese & Ciabatta Chips

  • Prep Time Icon prep time: 12 mins 
  • Cook Time Icon cook time: 5 mins 
  • Prep Time Icon prep time: 12 mins 
  • Cook Time Icon cook time: 5 mins 

Tomato Basil Salad, Goat Cheese & Ciabatta Chips

  • Prep : 12 mins
  • Cooking : 5 mins
  • Serves : 4

Ingredients

Serves 4
  • 1/2 loaf Panera Bread Ciabatta, sliced crosswise 1/8-inch thick
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 large ripe beefsteak tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 3 tablespoons packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 ounce fresh goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 teaspoons best-quality balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons best-quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 loaf Panera Bread Ciabatta, sliced crosswise 1/8-inch thick
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 large ripe beefsteak tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 3 tablespoons packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 ounce fresh goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 teaspoons best-quality balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons best-quality extra virgin olive oil

Directions

Step 1.

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a large baking sheet with foil. Put ciabatta slices on the foil and coat both sides with cooking spray. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper and all of the Parmesan. Bake until lightly browned, 5 to 6 minutes.

Step 2.

Arrange tomatoes on a platter or plates with slices overlapping. Scatter on the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Tuck basil leaves in among the slices and crumble goat cheese over the top.

Step 3.

Put vinegar in a small bowl and whisk in oil in a slow trickle until blended and thickened. Drizzle over salad and serve immediately with the ciabatta chips.

Tip: For a more colorful salad, use a combination of red, yellow, and purple heirloom tomatoes.

Nutrition (Per Serving)

  • 252 calCalories
  • 9 gProtein
  • 28 gCarbohydrates
  • 12 gFat
  • 8 mgCholesterol
  • 579 mgSodium
  • 2 gDietary Fiber