1 small loaf country style bread, 1/2 lbs a few days old is best
1 cup water
6 ripe tomatoes, seeded, and cut into 1/2 inch diced pieces
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 cucumber, peeled, halved and diced into 1/2 inch pieces
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup basil leaves, rinsed and roughly torn
1 cup Balsamic Red Wine Dressing (see yesterday's post)
- Cut the bread into 1 inch slices. Place in a large shallow container and pour the water evening over the slices. Let stand for 1 minute. Carefully squeeze the bread between your hands until dry. Tear the bread into rough pieces and spread out onto paper towels to dry.
- In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, cucumber, garlic, basil and bread. Toss together to mix well. Add the dressing and toss again until evenly distributed. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.