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Air-Fryer Italian Bread Salad with Olives

This quick and flavorful salad recipe always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. It's a timesaver during the holidays, as it can be made ahead. —Angela Spengler, Niceville, FL
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 cups cubed ciabatta bread (1/2-inch cubes)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Preheat air-fryer to 350°. Place bread cubes in a large bowl. In another bowl, mix oil, garlic and pepper; drizzle 2 tablespoons over bread and toss to coat. Reserve remaining oil mixture.
  • Place bread cubes on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until crisp and light brown, 7-9 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, whisk vinegar and salt into reserved oil mixture. Add tomatoes, olives and herbs; toss to coat. Cool bread cubes slightly. Add to tomato mixture; toss to combine. Sprinkle with cheese; serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 308 calories, 21g fat (3g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 365mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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