Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Recipe Of Panzanella(Bread salad)

Serves 3-4 

  • 1/2 loaf Italian or any bread, cut into 3/4-inch cubes (about 4 cups total)
  • best quality nonstick cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 1 large cucumber, cubed
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 sweet green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil or equivalent amount of fresh
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees .
  2. Place the bread cubes in a large bowl and generously coat with the cooking oil; toss, coat again, then toss again.
  3. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden.
  4. In the same large bowl, combine the olive oil, vinegar, garlic salt, and pepper; mix well.
  5. Add the tomatoes, cucumber, onion, basil, bell pepper and olives; toss to coat well. Add the bread cubes then toss gently.
  6. Can serve immediately but it is good after chilling for an hour, allowing bread to slightly absorb dressing.


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