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Panzanella (Italian bread salad)

Recipe from: 29 December 2010

Ingredients 11
Servings 8
Time 15 mins


  • 4
    bread, chopped into cubes or torn up
  • olive oil
  • butter
  • 4
    large red tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 2
    cherry tomatoes, some halved and some left whole
  • 2
    fresh mozzarella (best quality)
  • Dressing
  • 1/4
    olive oil
  • 1/4
    lemon juice
  • salt & black pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley or basil


15 mins
Melt the butter and oil in a large frying pan and add the bread. Allow to go nice and golden and crisp and remove from the pan. Allow the excess oil to drain and set aside.
Combine the tomatoes and mozzarella and pour over the olive oil, lemon juice and seasoning. Add the bread and herbs and toss.
If you want to make this salad ahead, combine all the ingredients except for the dressing and just add the dressing when you’re ready to eat.

Reprinted with permission of Simply Delicious.
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