1/2 cup chopped, fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 loaf rustic bread, torn into 1" pieces
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp minced shallot
pinch of... sugar, salt, & pepper
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1/2 unpeeled English cucumber, chopped
1 small red onion, chopped
*Preheat oven to 400
*Heat olive oil. Add garlic (to infuse oil), remove and set aside. Toss bread with 2 Tbsp garlic infused oil. Place on baking sheet and toast lightly (7-10 minutes).
*Combine remaining olive oil, vinegar, shallot, sugar, salt, and pepper to make a vinegarette.
*Toss bread, tomatoes, onion, cucumber, vinegarette, and basil.
*Set aside for 30 minutes before serving.
from Auntie Jenn's kitchen