Panzanella Bread Salad

What Is Panzanella Salad?

Panzanella Bread Salad is a summer juicy and fresh salad. Panzanella is a Tuscan dish. If you have stale bread at home, do not rush to throw it away! Stale bread, tomatoes and extra virgin olive oil are the basis of our salad. Panzanella is great for a picnic, a festive table or just a simple dinner.

Panzanella Bread Salad is like all popular dishes was previously a poor man’s salad. The salad gets a rich taste if it is allowed to stand for 30 minutes after cooking. The bread will absorb tomato juice, olive oil and wine vinegar, making it a balanced part of the salad.


To add an interesting touch to the taste, we used grilled sweet bell pepper. Pepper is burned on the grill or on an open fire, a cooking burner. Put it in a plastic bag and let it cool. Peel off the burnt peel with a knife. So the pepper turns out soft and with notes of smoke.

Serve this Panzanella

Panzanella is perfectly combined with fried chicken and other types of fried meat, you can also use it as an independent dish.

Recipe type: Salads

Recipe type: Italian

Yield: 6

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Fresh juicy tomatoes — 500 grams
White stale bread —1 cup
Garlic — 4 cloves
Red onion — 1 piece
Sweet bell pepper — 1 piece
Capers — 1 teaspoon
Anchovies — 10 carcasses
Red wine vinegar — 2 teaspoons
Olive oil — 4 tablespoons
Fresh basil — small bunch


1. Cut the tomatoes into quarters.
2. If you do not have a stale (without mold of course) white bread at home, then you can take ordinary bread, cut into cubes of 3-5 cm in size and dry it in the oven for 5-10 minutes at a temperature of 300°F (150 °C).
3.Peel the garlic and finely chop it.
4. Cut the red onion into half rings.
5. Cut the sweet bell pepper into long strips.
6. Cut the anchovy carcasses into 2-3 pieces each.
7. Rinse the capers in running water and squeeze lightly with your hand. Finely chop.
8. Put all the ingredients in a deep bowl and mix.
9. Add red grape vinegar, olive oil and fresh basil leaves to the salad. Mix everything up!
Serving: Simply place on a plate and serve.
Bon Appetit!

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