A classic Italian bread and tomato salad.
This delicious salad should only be made with vine-ripened, red
juicy AND full-of-flavor, garden tomatoes.
3/4 pound day-old crusty peasant-style
whole-grain bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 6 cups)
2 large tomatoes (about 1 pound), trimmed and each cut into 8
3/4 cup sliced unwaxed cucumber
1/2 cup sliced red onion
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
10 fresh basil leaves, shredded
- In a serving bowl stir together the bread,
the tomatoes, the cucumber, the onion, the oil, the vinegar,
the basil, and salt and pepper to taste until the salad is combined
Serves 4 to 6.