Friday, June 3, 2011

Panzanella (Bread) salad

I made this salad for the first time and it was a hit.  We had a dinner guest who said it was delicious :)  and 1 loaf of bread makes alot of salad... Put what veggies or herbs you like.  It is basically a bread salad with veggies, and a vinagarette dressing over the top.  You can also sprinkle with parmesan cheese before serving.  If you have fresh herbs you can use those and leave out the dry ones. I also added mini pepperoni to this salad (but it is optional) .... Enjoy

Panzanella Salad

1 loaf day old (stale) french bread, if the loaves are small use 2), cut into large cubes
1/2 English cucumber, washed, seeded and cut in half and thinly sliced
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced


1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 T. dried parsley
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1 T. sugar
1T. course ground mustard
salt & pepper to taste

In large bowl place all ingredients except vingarette.  Toss well.  Mix Vingarette dressing and drizzle over salad tossing well to combine.  Place in fridge for about an hour, toss well before serving. 

1 comment:

  1. I have never heard of this before. Looks like I am going to be trying something new....