stale white breadapprox. 3 cups or so - whatever you have
4large tomatoes chopped
1large red onion sliced
handful of basil
2TBLEwhite wine vinegar
Cut the stale bread in thick slices and add into a large bowl filled with ice cold water. Let soak 30 minutes.
Meanwhile chop the tomatoes and slice the onion and place into a large serving bowl.
When the bread is finished soaking, squeeze each piece to get as much water out as possible then add to the salad.
For the vinaigrette, mix the olive oil and white wine vinegar in a separate bowl so it is well blended.
Pour over the salad and add in the fresh basil leaves along with a dash of salt and pepper.
Mix well and try to let sit for about 2 hours prior to serving.
TIP #1: You can use about 6 scallions in place of the red onion. TIP #2: Serve in a bright Italian serving bowl which will compliment the red tomatoes. TIP #3: You can use red wine vinegar instead of white wine vinegar - either is fine.