4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 clove garlic, peeled and halved
4 cups 1/2-inch crusty multigrain bread cubes, preferably day-old
1 pound coarsely chopped peeled cooked shrimp
4 large ripe but firm tomatoes, coarsely chopped
2 large green, red and/or yellow bell peppers, diced
3/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
1/4 cup sliced pitted Kalamata olives, plus 1/4 cup olive brine
3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme or 3/4 teaspoon dried
Freshly ground pepper to taste
4 cups mixed salad greens
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Drizzle 2 tablespoons oil on a rimmed baking sheet. Mash garlic into the oil with a fork to infuse it with flavor; discard the garlic. Stir bread cubes into the oil until lightly coated. Bake, stirring every 5 minutes, until very crisp, 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool completely.
Combine shrimp, tomatoes, bell peppers, parsley, chives, olives and olive brine, vinegar, thyme and the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large bowl. Season with pepper. Let stand for at least 10 minutes to blend the flavors.
Toss the croutons with the shrimp mixture and serve the salad over greens.
TIPS & NOTES
Make Ahead Tip: Store croutons (Step 2) airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week. Cover and refrigerate the shrimp mixture (Step 3) for up to 1 day.
Per serving: 291 calories; 14 g fat ( 2 g sat , 9 g mono ); 115 mg cholesterol; 22 g carbohydrates; 1 g added sugars; 21 g protein; 5 g fiber; 498 mg sodium; 750 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (130% daily value), Vitamin A (62% dv), Folate (25% dv), Iron (22% dv), Potassium (21% dv), Magnesium (20% dv)
Carbohydrate Servings: 1