3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 small clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
4 cups diced seeded tomatoes, (1 1/2 pounds)
2 cups cubed whole-wheat country bread, (5 ounces), crusts removed
1/4 cup thinly slivered red onion
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons capers, rinsed
4 4-1/2-ounce cans sardines


Whisk oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add tomatoes, bread, onion, basil and capers. Toss to combine. Let the salad sit for about 5 minutes to allow it to absorb the dressing flavors, stirring occasionally. Serve at room temperature