Most Un-Eggspected Salad

Servings: 8



  • 1/2 cup vinaigrette salad dressing
  • 1 cup cucumber, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, shredded
  • 1 cup tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 3 pounds pre-cooked bacon
  • 1 pesto bread (round loaf)
  1. Cut top off the round pesto loaf. Make a bread bowl, leaving about 1/2 inch wall of bread.
  2. Toast bread top lightly; set aside to cool. Cut toasted bread into cubes. Dice hard-cooked eggs and tomatoes. Heat bacon in microwave until crisp according to package Directions:. Chop coarsely.
  3. In a large bowl, combine bread cubes, tomatoes, basil, eggs, cucumber, and bacon. Add salad dressing; toss lightly to mix.
  4. Just before serving, transfer salad to the hollowed pesto loaf.
  5. Garnish as desired with any of the following: hard-cooked eggs, tomatoes, cucumber slices, or basil leaves.


243 calories, 13g fat, 3g saturated fat, 222mg cholesterol, 583mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 12g