Six Recipes to Make With Sweet Summer Tomatoes

Tomato Bread Salad with Herbs

tomato saladTomato Bread Salad with Herbs
(Makes 2 servings)

1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced and mashed to a paste with a pinch of salt
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups three-quarter-inch cubes crusty bread
½ pound vine-ripened red tomatoes, cut into ¾-inch wedges
½ pound vine-ripened yellow tomatoes, cut into ¾-inch wedges
¼ cup Niçoise or kalamata olives
¼ cup fresh basil leaves, washed well, spun dry, and chopped fine
1 tablespoon fresh marjoram leaves, chopped fine

In a bowl, whisk together vinegar, garlic paste, and pepper to taste, and whisk in oil until emulsified. Add remaining ingredients and salt to taste and toss to combine well. Let salad stand at room temperature for 15 minutes to allow bread to soak up some dressing.

(From Gourmet magazine)