Place the bread in a bowl and cover with cold water. Squeeze the water out with your hands. The bread should retain its shape.
In a bowl, combine the garlic, oil and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.
In a large bowl, combine the bread, vegetables and basil. Stir in the dressing. Adjust the seasoning. Goes well with grilled meat, poultry and fish. This "Sunny yellow" salad is perfect for a picnic. Eat within 24 hours.
Recipes with the "Healthy Pick" stamp have been evaluated by a registered dietitian member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec.