I love the combination of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and olive oil. In the summer I love making this kind of salad. A couple weeks ago I saw Rachel Ray making Panzanella. I never thought of adding bread to this kind of salad, but I do always end up dipping my bread in the tomato and olive oil juices of my salad, so I knew the combination would be great. Plus, I always have stale bread lying around. This kind o f salad goes really well with fish. I made it with my broiled salmon dish. Hope you like!
3 vine-ripened tomatoes
3 heaping tablespoons of Extra virgin olive oil
3 big basil leaves
Stale Italian bread
salt and pepper as desired
Start by chopping up tomatoes and cucumbers into chunks.
Chop up the basil leaves and add those.
On a cutting board, dice up bread. If it’s really stale and hard, you can soak the bread in water for a few minutes.
Goes great with salmon or as a stand alone dish!