Pick best quality juicy ripe tomatoes. Slice into thin wedges or cut into small cubes.
Salt cut tomatoes with kosher salt. Toss well. Let tomatoes sit in colander with a bowl under it to collect all the wonderful tomato juice. Allow tomatoes to drain the juices for minimum 15 minutes to maximum an hour.
Meanwhile prep other ingredients.
Slice red onions.
Cut ends of cucumber, peel the seeds using melon baller or spoon. Cut cucumber into ½ inch slices. If you don’t like the skin on cucumber feel free to peel the skin.
Cut bread into 1 inch chunks. Toast bread in olive oil until lightly browned on all sides. You can toast bread chunks in oven or air fryer too.
To the tomato juice that was drained add white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, salt and pepper to taste, extra virgin olive oil.
Gather all salad ingredients into a large salad bowl- drained tomatoes, sliced onion, sliced cucumber, toasted bread and fresh basil leaves.
Pour the dressing over the salad.
Let sit for minimum 5 minutes to maximum 1 hour so salad marinates and sucks all the flavors and juices.
Enjoy with grilled chicken, BBQ chicken, shrimps.