Sunday, July 29, 2012

Tomato-Bread Salad with Basil and Capers Recipes

Ingredients

  • 5 cups 1/2-inch cubed French or Italian bread
  • 1 1/2 pounds tomatoes, stemmed and cut into medium dice
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 large red onion, cut into small dice
  • 1/2 cup torn fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup drained capers
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Adjust oven rack to center position and heat oven to 250 degrees.
  2. Place bread cubes on a cookie sheet with a rim; bake until bread is dried out, about 30 minutes, then set aside to cool.
  3. Meanwhile dice and salt the tomatoes in a medium bowl; stir in the garlic and let stand until juicy, about 30 minutes.
  4. Prepare remaining ingredients; add to tomatoes and toss. Add bread cubes; toss again. Adjust seasonings, including pepper to taste. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.