- Stale bread
Fresh onion or spring onion sliced thinly
Salad tomatoes cut into small cubes
Sliced cucumber; sliced celery
Basil leaves, torn into pieces
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Red wine vinegar
Soak the bread in a bowl of cold water—it must be Tuscan bread, even best if baked in a wood oven and a bit stale, even hard; let sit 30 minutes in the refrigerator to reconstitute it. Then squeeze out the water; do this 3 or 4 times. Place in a large serving bowl, and cover with all the other ingredients. Dress with salt, oil, and a little vinegar, mixing well. Let rest for half an hour, and before serving, taste to determine if more oil or vinegar is needed.