Bruschetta Salad with Port Vinaigrette


2-Tablespoons- Royal Escort Port

1-Tablespoon- Balsamic Vinegar

1-Tablespoon- Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/2-teaspoon Fresh Thyme 1-teaspoon Sugar

Combine all ingredients in small bowl and whisk together. Pepper to taste and set aside.

Salad:                                                                                  Croutons:

4- Medium Tomatoes- cut in small chunks              1-Baguette cut into bite size cubes 3-Tablespoons-Finely Chopped Onion                       1 1/2-Tablespoons Olive Oil

2-Tablespoons-Fresh Basil- Chopped                      1-3-Cloves Minced Garlic 1- 8oz- Container Mozzarella Cheese Pearls (drained)

Fresh Ground Pepper to taste

Crouton Preparation: Preheat oven 350º

In a small bowl, combine olive oil and garlic.

Place bread cubes in a large bowl and pour olive oil mixture over them. Toss until all pieces of bread are coated, arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Put in the oven.

Bake 18 minutes or until toasted. Remove from oven and cool.

Salad Preparation:

In a large bowl, mix salad ingredients together and pour vinaigrette over salad mixture. Cover bowl and put in refrigerator until ready to serve.


Just before serving, mix Croutons in the salad.

This refreshing salad is a great addition to a summer picnic. Serve with sausage or a nice barbequed steak.

Enjoy with a glass of Royal Escort Port Serves: 4