Serves: Six
  • 5 slices of stale Italian bread
  • water
  • 2 large, very ripe tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber
  • ½ medium red onion
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • Sprig of basil
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Break the stale bread into bite-sized chunks, and sprinkle with water to soften it.
  2. Cut the tomatoes and cucumber into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Slice the onion thinly.
  4. Put the bread, tomatoes, cucumbers, and onion into a large bowl and sprinkle with the vinegar.
  5. Add the olive oil and toss salad gently.
  6. Tear the basil into pieces, add salt and pepper, and taste to adjust seasoning.
  7. Let stand for at least an hour and even several hours.
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