Grilled Cuban Bread Salad

Recipe Description

This recipe yields 4 servings.


  • 4 slices Cuban or French bread, ½"-thick
  • olive oil
  • ¼ cup mixed chopped herbs (basil, parsley, thyme)
  • salt to taste
  • freshly-ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 vine tomato|vine-ripened tomato cut into 4 slices
  • ½ cup Spanish tetilla cheese (or muenster or jack cheese)
  • 4 cup spring salad mix|mesclun greens
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs peeled, quartered
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  • ¼ cup sherry vinegar
  • 1 tsp finely-grated orange zest - (heaping)
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 1 small shallot finely chopped
  • 1 pinch cumin
  • salt to taste
  • freshly-ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat grill.
  2. Brush both sides of bread with olive oil and grill on first side until lightly golden brown.
  3. Turn over, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the mixed herbs over each slice of bread.
  4. Meanwhile brush each tomato slice with oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Grill for 1 minute on each side and immediately place 1 slice of tomato on top of each slice of herb-topped bread.
  6. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the cheese over the tomato, close the lid and grill until the cheese begins to melt.
  7. Toss spring salad mix|mesclun in a few tablespoons of the vinaigrette and divide among 4 plates.
  8. Top each salad with a slice of the grilled bread and drizzle with the vinaigrette.
  9. Garnish with hard cooked eggs.
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  11. Whisk all ingredients together and season with salt and pepper to taste.
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