Use your leftover tomatoes from the garden in this delicious salad!
- step-by-step directions
- 2 cups firm, good bread (trimmed of its crust, toasted under the broiler, and cut into ½-inch squares, keep the crumbs)
- 3 fresh, ripe, firm, round tomatoes (divided)
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 to 2 anchovy fillets (finely chopped)
- 1 tablespoon capers (rinsed if packed in salt, drained if packed in oil)
- 1/4 yellow bell pepper (cut into 1/4-inch dice)
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 cup cucumber (peeled, seeded and diced into 1/4-inch cubes)
- 1/4 red onion (thinly sliced, soaked in water and drained)
- basil (julienned, to garnish)
- Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
- In a medium bowl, add the cubed bread and breadcrumbs. Place a food mill over the bowl and puree 1 of the tomatoes over the bread. (Alternatively, use a hand grater instead of a food mill). Season with salt, toss and let steep.
- Using a food processor, or the back of a spoon against the side of a bowl, mash the garlic, anchovies, and capers to a pulp.
- In a large serving bowl, add the anchovy mixture, bell pepper, olive oil, and vinegar, and toss thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Cut the other 2 tomatoes into ½-inch cubes, picking out some of the seeds if there are too many of them.
- To the large serving bowl, add the tomatoes, soaked bread mixture, cucumber, and onions. Toss to combine and season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with basil.
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