- 3 slices ciabatta, preferably a day or two old
- 4-5 tomato
A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…
- 1⁄2 cucumber
- 8-10 basil leaves
- 200g can tuna
A member of the mackerel family, tuna are mainly found in the world's warmer oceans. They…
- 2 tsp caper, drained and roughly chopped
Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub, which grows in the Mediterranean. As…
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 4 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
Dip the bread briefly into cold water, then squeeze well and crumble into a bowl. Halve the tomatoes and squeeze out the seeds, then roughly chop the flesh. Chop the cucumber into small chunks.
Add the tomato and cucumber to the bread, then tear in the basil leaves. Drain and flake the tuna into chunks, add to the bread with the capers, vinegar, oil and salt and pepper to taste. Mix everything well and serve.
You need firm bread with a good structure for this salad as a softer loaf will disintegrate. If you don’t have ciabatta, use any country loaf with a good crust, or pitta bread.