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Panzanella

Prep Time:

1 HRS

Cook Time:

Serves:

6 Servings

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About the Recipe

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces stale bread (3 to 4 days old), sliced

  • Cold water, as needed

  • 4 vine-ripened tomatoes or Roma tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 small red onion, chopped medium fine

  • 1 European cucumber, halved and sliced into half moons

  • 2 handfuls fresh basil

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Red wine vinegar

  • Extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation

Step 1


Add the stale bread to a large bowl and cover with cold water. Let the bread soak for 45 minutes.


Step 2


Remove the bread from the water and discard the water. With your hands squeeze it dry, removing the excess water, while breaking into big crumbs.


Step 3


In a serving bowl, add the bread, tomatoes, onion, cucumbers, fresh basil, salt, and pepper and mix well.


Step 4


Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.


Step 5


Add the vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil when, fork at hand, you are ready to attack your dish, not 1 minute before then!





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