This comes together in a snap with just a few ingredients, and it disappears even faster. It’s a great way to use day old bread. 

Enjoy! 
Ingredients:

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

1 small garlic clove, minced

1/2 small shallot, minced 

Approximately 15 basil leaves

2.5 cups Italian bread, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

2 T red wine vinegar

1/4 cup olive oil, divided

Salt and pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Put the cubes of bread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Drizzle bread with 1-2 T olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and stir. Put bread in the oven for 10-12 minutes until croutons are toasted. Allow to cool for a few minutes.

Combine tomatoes, garlic, shallot, vinegar, remaining oil, and salt and pepper to taste. 

When the croutons are cooled, combine basil leaves and bread with tomato mixture. 

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