- Ina large salad or pasta bowl, whisk together vinegar, garlic paste,lemon juice, salt and pepper. Whisk in olive oil and Dijon mustarduntil the dressing thickens or becomes emulsified.
- Addremaining ingredients, and, if using, salami or other deli meat. Donot add basil, cheese and olives. Toss to combine well. Add more oilor wine vinegar to taste if needed. Let salad stand at roomtemperature 30 minutes to allow bread to soak up some dressing. Right before serving add the freshly chopped basil and cheese. Tosswell again. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Top with olives,if using, and serve.