We make this a lot during the summer using up our garden tomatoes.... and to use up good bakery bread. Day old bread is perfect for this salad.
1/2 round loaf or baguette french, chewy bread
3 medium tomatoes chopped coarsely or 10-15 grape tomatoes, halved
3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
8-10 basil leaves
1 c fresh mozzarella, cubed
1/4 c good olive oil
2 T good balsamic vinegar
1/2 t whole grain mustard or Dijon
salt and pepper to taste
Mix together olive oil, vinegar, mustard and salt and pepper. Set aside. Chop up tomatoes, basil, garlic, bread and cheese, place into large bowl. Pour dressing over salad and stir to coat. Let salad rest 20 minutes before serving, so bread can absorb juices and dressing. Enjoy!