Margarita's International Recipes



Bread and Tomato Salad


This is a vegan recipe.

Sometimes the best things in life are very simple, and this is definitely true of this salad. It has very few ingredients but it's absolutely delicious. Of course, having good, ripe tomatoes is key to this dish.

Some versions call for the bread to be soaked in water, but my 2-day old ciabatta didn't need it. If your bread is very tough, by all means do that. Most versions call for optional sliced red onion and cucumber, however I didn't have these in hand and I didn't feel this recipe needed them at all. It was great as it was.




  • 1 day-old ciabatta bun or 2-3 slices Italian-style bread, cubed
  • 2 large tomatoes, cubed
  • 6 leaves basil
  • kosher or sea salt to taste
  • olive oil
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar


Put bread and tomatoes in a bowl. Tear basil leaves into the bowl. Mix. Sprinkle with kosher salt. Drizzle with olive oil to taste. Add vinegar and mix well.

Adapted from Christina's recipe at Christina's Cucina

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