Saturday, May 15, 2010


what you need
1 loaf white Italian style bread
300ml extra virgin olive oil
100ml balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove, crushed
capers to tase
5 ripe tomatoes
1 small red onion
½ bunch basil
Salt and pepper to taste

what to do
Remove the crust from the bread. Cut into even sized cubes and bake until golden brown and dry. Cool.

In a bowl place the oil, vinegar and garlic. Add the bread and toss.

Remove the core from the tomatoes and roughly chop. Thinly slice the red onion and add both to the bowl. Pick the basil leaves and tear into small pieces, add the capers. Season to taste and serve immediately.


  1. I know we would thoroughly enjoy this recipe. Just yesterday, I purchased a large bag of Vidalia onions. May is when the fresh crop is ready from the southern part of our state (GA). Basil is one of our favorite herbs too.

  2. This is a lovely fresh salad..would be so much nicer than the usual..