This bread, tomato, and cucumber salad is a perfect expression of a summer garden in a bowl.


6 medium-size ripe tomatoes, cored and cut into small wedges
2 cucumbers (preferably seedless), sliced into half-moons
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
8 basil leaves, torn
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
Kosher or sea salt
1 small loaf Italian bread, diced and toasted


In a large bowl combine tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, basil, oil, vinegar, and salt. Let sit at room temperature 30 minutes; then taste and add salt if needed.

Mix bread in and serve.

Cooking & Recipes


6 servings

Preparation Time: 

30 minutes

Start to Finish Time: 

60 minutes

Preparation Method

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