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Tomato Bread Salad with Herbs

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Ingredients

1 tablespoon red-wine or balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced and mashed to a paste with a pinch of salt
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups 3/4-inch cubes crusty bread
1/2 pound vine-ripened red tomatoes, cut into 3/4-inch wedges
1/2 pound vine-ripened yellow tomoatoes, cut into 3/4-inch wedges
1/4 cup Nicoise or Kalamata olives
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, washed well, spun dry, and chopped fine
I tablespoon fresh marjoram leaves, chopped fine

Instructions

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 15 minutes to allow breadk to soak up some dressing. Serves 2.

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