- Active Time:15 min
- Start to Finish:25 min
ADAPTED FROM VARIS AND FABIOLA VENTURI, LA BOTTEGA DI CHIASSAIA
(1-inch-thick) slices very stale Italian country bread (preferably salt free; about 1/2 lb)
2 to 3
medium tomatoes, chopped
small red onion, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
loosely packed basil leaves, torn or coarsely chopped
olive oil, or to taste
Soak bread in cold water to cover 10 minutes. Working with a handful at a time, squeeze as much water as possible from bread and coarsely crumble into a serving bowl (you should have about 4 cups).
Gently toss with tomatoes, onion, and basil, then drizzle with oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper and toss well.