The Freelancer’s Recipe: Grandma DeConnick’s “Bread Salad”

From Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel, Bitch Planet) comes her grandma’s recipe for “Bread Salad”.



  • 1 large loaf ciabatta bread, cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 pint mozzarella pearls
  • 2 cups kalamata olives, pitted
  • 3-4 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 generous bunch fresh basil, cut in ribbons
  • 1 3# chicken, roasted, meat torn from the bone (you can save time by buying a rotisserie chicken)
  • Avocado oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Kosher salt


Layer the first six ingredients in a large bowl. Top generously with oil and vinegar. Toss, salt to taste and serve.

Serves 6 or 8 as a main course. 10-12 as a side.

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