BBQ Bread Salad


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There are few things in life that are as delicious as freshly grilled bread. It’s hot, slightly charred and crazy good. Now imagine that in a BBQ Bread Salad that’s tossed with a BBQ Red Wine Vinaigrette. Whaaaat? Mind Blown.

After a collaborative, Pimm’s fueled, brain storm session with my favorite food photographer and stylist this BBQ Bread Salad was born.  I was talking about the fact that there really isn’t anything as awesome as bread fresh off the grill. I’m a fan of grilling pizza dough, pita bread, naan and of course – freshly baked bread! If you haven’t done it before, it BEGS to be done immediately. It’s quite simple… your favorite bread brushed with olive oil and then grilled for a few moments on each side until it’s just perfectly charred. I like to rub the bread with a bit of garlic post-grilling to jazz things up a tiny bit more!

BBQ Bread Salad with Corn

Today I’m tossing those garlic rubbed pieces of grilled bread with a BBQ Red Wine Vinaigrette that is absolutely going to work its way into your everyday life! Serve it alongside some grilled chicken, steak or pork and enjoy!

BBQ Bread Salad

BBQ Bread Salad



For the Bread Salad

  • 1 baguette
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup frozen corn thawed
  • 1 bunch green onions finely chopped
  • 1/4 red onion finely sliced
  • 1/4 cup cotija cheese crumbled

For the BBQ Vinaigrette

  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


For the Bread Salad

  • Slice the baguette into 1/2 inch pieces. Drizzle olive oil on both sides.
  • Heat a BBQ or grill pan over medium high heat. Grill the bread for a few minutes on each side until grill marks appear. Remove the bread from the grill and let cool. Rub each side of the bread with the garlic cloves to infuse the bread with extra flavor. Slice the cooled bread into 1 inch pieces and set aside.
  • Toss the cubed bread, thawed corn, green onions, red onion and cotija cheese in a large bowl. Drizzle with the BBQ Vinaigrette and toss to combine. Serve immediately.

For the BBQ Vinaigrette

  • Whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.

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    This sounds so interesting Gaby! I still have to try making pizza on the grill. So excited for grilling season…just getting to be that time here in MN. Pinning this recipe for later. Thank you 🙂

  2. Julie @ Table for Two

    You’re making me SO hungry!!! This seriously might be made when I get back in the states!!!

  3. Erin | The Law Student’s Wife

    Perfect example that the simple things that speak to our hearts — um, carbs and BBQ — are also some of the best things in life. Amazing recipe for summer!

  4. Liz

    I don’t know why, but I find this salad very different and interesting. Will try soon. Thank you.

  5. Helen @ Scrummy Lane

    Hello, Gaby! This sounds lovely! I love that the bread is sort of the star of the show. It’s so much more interesting than a sandwich. 🙂

  6. Josie

    Um, you had me at grilled bread, but really won me over with that vinaigrette. What a perfect side dish for a cookout!

  7. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

    Agreed, there’s just an irreplaceable flavor the grill gives bread that you can’t get anywhere else. So in love.

  8. Heather Christo

    oh jeez Gaby- this looks so good. I agree with you-Grilled bread with olive oil and a garlic run is one of the great joys in this world!

  9. Monika

    This looks ridiculously delicious. Never thought of trying grilled bread this way. My dad used to grill the buns for our hamburgers. This is such a great combination. Can’t wait to try it!

  10. Kevin Lynch

    I like the sound of a bread salad and you can’t go wrong with BBQ!

  11. Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody)

    Now that’s a salad for everyone, even those severely adverse to “rabbit food” would surely enjoy that!

  12. Erika

    Oh my word.. BBQ Bread Salad.. why have I not had this.. Sounds amazing!