Friday, June 6, 2014

Panzanella Salad (Bread and Tomato Salad)

These days its been really hot. Temperatures are rising alogwith the urge to eat something light and healthy also increasing.
Yesterday I  flipped to so many magazines, cookbook, to try a simple and yet healthy salad.
There I come across this Panzanella Salad which is a sure delight. Its the best you can make in the Summers.
Its from the land of Tuscany which will give u goodness of tomatoes and crunchiness of the bread.

The salad is not only a feast for the stomach but also for the eyes. As it looks really beautiful..


For the Bread:
French Loaf (Cut into Big Chunks) approx. 7-8 chunks
2tbsp Olive Oil
Black Pepper
7-8 Basil Leaves (Chopped)
4-5 Garlic(minced)
(If u r using some flavoured loaf of bread like garlic, cheese then omit garlic, salt and pepper)

For the salad:
1 ripe Tomato (Cubed)
I used Cherry tomatoes u can use the normal tomatoes too.

1 small Red Bell Pepper (Cubed)
4-5 Basil Leaves
1tsp Vinegar
Salt to taste
1tsp Black Pepper
1tsp Lemon Juice (Optional)


  • Preheat oven at 180 degrees celsius for 10 min
  • In a baking tray mix in the bread + garlic + basil leaves + salt + black pepper + oil.
  • Mix it well.
  • Let toast ofor 10 minutes at 180 degress, till it beconmes crisp.
  • In the meanwhile, prepare the dressing for the salad.
  • Mix in vinegar + salt + blackpepper + lemon juice + chopped basil leaves
  • In the bowl add in tomatoes + bell peppers + toasted bread. Mix
  • Now add in the dressing.
  • Give it a gentel mix.
  • Serve.

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