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Classic Panzanella

Classic Panzanella
PREP TIME
15 min
COOK TIME
15 min
YIELDS
4 - 6 servings

This Italian favourite is like a bread salad with tomatoes, red onion, basil and a simple dressing.

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Ingredients

5
cups good-quality crusty bread (about ½ of a 7-inch round loaf)
6
medium-ripe tomatoes, cored cut into ¾-inch pieces
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
6
Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
3
Tbsp sherry vinegar
¼
cup thinly sliced red onion
1
cup basil leaves, torn
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Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 325ºF. Arrange the bread cubes on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer. Bake until dried out but not toasted, 10 to 15 minutes. Cool.

Step 2

Meanwhile, put the tomatoes in a colander and toss them with 1 teaspoon salt. Let stand 20 minutes, discard any juices that drain out.

Step 3

Whisk the olive oil and vinegar together in a large bowl. Add the bread, tomatoes, onion, and basil and toss to coat thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

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