When tomatoes and basil are this fresh you can’t go wrong with a Panzanella salad, so simple, few ingredients and yet the flavours are just bursting with freshness.
These amounts are rough, use whatever you have on hand that is fresh:
Grilled bread, cut into bite size pieces (or use home made croutons – well seasoned)
fresh tomatoes, cut into about the same size piece as the bread
1/3 cup kalamata olives, sliced in half
1/4 cup roasted red pepper slices, diced
fresh basil, torn
1 tbsp capers
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 small garlic clove, minced
1/3 cup really good quality extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
In serving bowl mix dressing ingredients together, taste and adjust seasonings ….
Stir in all the other ingredients, mix well and allow to sit for 30-45 minutes to allow flavours to blend.