Soak the bread in cold water for a few minutes. Then squeeze out as much water as you can, crumble the bread into a big bowl, add all the vegetables and basil leaves and mix well. Add half of the olive oil, salt and pepper and mix again. Allow to stand in the fridge for an hour or more. Add the vinegar and remaining extra virgin olive oil and mix again. Serve, garnishing with basil leaves.
- You can experiment with different breads as long as it has a firm crumb or you could make the bread into croutons