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recipe image Fresh Tomato & Cucumber Salad with Buttery Garlic Croutons

Fresh Tomato & Cucumber Salad with Buttery Garlic Croutons

Fresh Tomato & Cucumber Salad with Buttery Garlic Croutons

Our recipe for Fresh Tomato & Cucumber Salad with Buttery Garlic Croutons is a perfect addition to your lunch or dinner menu. Home-made croutons with buttery flavor from Country Crock and just the right amount of garlic really elevate a simple salad to something special.

Our recipe for Fresh Tomato & Cucumber Salad with Buttery Garlic Croutons is a perfect addition to your lunch or dinner menu. Home-made croutons with buttery flavor from Country Crock and just the right amount of garlic really elevate a simple salad to something special.

  • Prep time10 min
  • Cooking time10 min
  • PortionsPortions 4

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp. Country Crock® Spread, divided
  • 2 cups fresh Italian or French bread cubes
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped garlic
  • 1 cup sliced red onion
  • 2 large beefsteak tomatoes, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 1/2 seedless cucumber, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tsp. red wine vinegar

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)

(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Instructions

  1. Melt 2 tablespoons Country Crock® Spread in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bread cubes and cook, tossing frequently, until light golden, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with garlic and cook over low heat, tossing, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove and set aside.
  2. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons Spread in same skillet over medium-high heat and cook onions, stirring occasionally, until light golden and crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  3. Put toasted bread cubes, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and basil in large bowl; toss. Drizzle with vinegar and sprinkle with basil and toss.