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Here's a delicious classic Italian panzanella salad, in other words: a bread salad with ripe tomatoes, fresh basil and black olives!

Panzanella Salad

Here's a delicious classic Italian panzanella salad, in other words: a bread salad with ripe tomatoes, fresh basil and black olives!

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories per serving 343 kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 10,5 oz bread (300 g)
  • a handful fresh basil
  • 16 black olives
  • 3 tbsp red onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 large garlic clove sliced
  • olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Slice the bread into ½ inch (1 cm) thick slices. Then dice them up into even cubes, a little smaller than bite-size.
    Here's a delicious classic Italian panzanella salad, in other words: a bread salad with ripe tomatoes, fresh basil and black olives!
  2. Then spread the diced bread evenly over a large baking tray. If you are using rather fresh bread and you have enough time, let the bread dry for an hour. Otherwise grill it quickly until crisp. Don't burn it! Pour some olive oil in a large non-stick pan and place it over medium-high heat until hot. Then add the garlic.
    Here's a delicious classic Italian panzanella salad, in other words: a bread salad with ripe tomatoes, fresh basil and black olives!
  3. Fry it for 4 minutes. Then discard the garlic: it's only to flavor the oil. Then add the diced bread.
    Here's a delicious classic Italian panzanella salad, in other words: a bread salad with ripe tomatoes, fresh basil and black olives!
  4. Stir for a minute until the bread has absorbed the oil. Bake the bread for 4 minutes. Then add the sliced cherry tomatoes to the pan.
    Here's a delicious classic Italian panzanella salad, in other words: a bread salad with ripe tomatoes, fresh basil and black olives!
  5. Take the pan off the heat and stir. Also add the black olives and chopped red onion. Season with pepper and salt.
    Here's a delicious classic Italian panzanella salad, in other words: a bread salad with ripe tomatoes, fresh basil and black olives!
  6. Stir well. Chop the fresh basil roughly and add it to the pan. Then pour in the balsamic vinegar and a little olive oil.
    Here's a delicious classic Italian panzanella salad, in other words: a bread salad with ripe tomatoes, fresh basil and black olives!
  7. Stir again. Cover the bread salad and chill it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Then stir the salad again, check the seasoning and add extra pepper, salt or balsamic vinegar to taste if necessary. Pour the salad onto a serving plate, sprinkle with the grated parmesan cheese and serve.
    Here's a delicious classic Italian panzanella salad, in other words: a bread salad with ripe tomatoes, fresh basil and black olives!