THE salad


July 22, 2008 by 8junebugs

It seems so disingenuous to call Bread Salad a salad. But I suppose it’s really just a different (BETTER!) treatment of croutons.

I have mentioned this salad more than once. Because I love it more than I love my luggage.

On my birthday, Alicia was kind enough to post the recipe, which I have wanted forever. I’d finally decided that Bread Salad might just be her Secret Recipe, and I should shut up about it already.

Everyone who loves to cook should have at least one Secret Recipe. I alternate between Apple Cake, which everyone likes, and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, which only the smart people like. (Shut it. They are made of awesome.)

But just for me, she wrote it all down and posted it: Alicia’s Bread Salad, which none of us will ever make as well as she does

It’s true. Yours won’t be as good. Sorry. You should give it a shot anyway, though. Even bad Bread Salad is better than other salad. Unless the other salad has bacon.

I’m making it RIGHT NOW, and I already know how short it falls. But I am grateful to be able to take a shot at it, because otherwise I would have to ask her to make it once a week, and that’s just mean.

(There is no chard in it, naturally. No lettuce at all. But it’s a salad. So she says…)


2 thoughts on “THE salad

  1. Alicia says:

    So, how did it turn out?

    I think my sugar cookies are my secret recipe. It’s one of the few baking recipes that I totally made up on my own. The only problem is that I keep losing the piece of paper I wrote it down on, which is why I don’t make them very often.

  2. 8junebugs says:


    Um. It turned out pretty well, even without the basil.

    Some tips that are not in your recipe:

    Try to use a baking sheet with walls. Even if you know what you’re getting into, using Airbake sheets is asking for trouble.

    If you get a pack of three peppers and think “Ooh! I shall just include the third pepper! It will add to the beauty of the salad!” you may want to consider whether your poor old digestive tract can handle that on top of all the other fart-a-licious ingredients.

    Thank goodness it’s so tasty.

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