De Ma Cuisine



August 2011



Panzanella Salad

Written by , Posted in Bread, Cheese, Dinner, Fruit, Herbs, Lunch, Main Dishes, Quick and Easy, Salads, Sides, Toasting, Vegetables, Vegetarian

This is my second version of Panzanella Salad (bread salad). They were both amazing. I mean, how can you go wrong with crusty bread, olive oil, parmesan, and fresh basil?! I know. You can’t. The ingredients are what I had at the time. Use what you have, and what you like!

Panzanella Salad
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
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Serves: 2
  • 2 C crusty bread (I used Sourdough, but French or any other stale or day old bread will work)
  • olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 15 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 fresh flat parsley leaf, chopped
  • 1/4 C balsamic vinegar
  • to taste salt
  • to taste pepper
  • pinch nutmeg
  • pinch cayenne
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 1/2 C summer squash, diced
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
  • 1/2 C fresh mozarella
  • 1/4 C parmesan, grated
  • 1/4 C Feta
  • Also good with red onion, mushrooms, spinach… use your imagination. If you think it will taste good, try it. If it doesn’t, you know for next time.
  1. Rub bread with garlic; cube (if it’s frozen, grate the rest into the dressing – if it’s not just grate the whole clove into the dressing)
  2. Drizzle with olive oil; broil (or toast) 5 minutes, turn, 5 min more.
  3. Chop herbs; whisk them with vinegar through cayenne. Slowly whisk in olive oil, creating an emulsion. Toss with squash through feta.
  4. Toss with bread right before serving.
July 22, 2010


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