Not in the mood for a big dinner production tonight, I looked around the kitchen. So I have someĀ Italian bread that has seen better days, tomatoes from the garden, a giant cucumber, basil, … hmmm…

Ah!Panzanella !
A good way to not waste anything and a pretty fast and hearty salad. That’s right, bread salad.

Panzanella

[tw-divider]INGREDIENTS[/tw-divider]
Slightly stale bread
tomatoes
garlic
red onion
cucumber
basil
olive oil
balsamic (or any other you like) vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
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[tw-divider]METHOD[/tw-divider]

  1. Cut a garlic clove and rub in the salad bowl. Discard
  2. Mince the remaining garlic and slice the red onion – add to bowl.
  3. This cucumber is a monster! Peel, halve, remove seeds and cut into a big dice. Add to bowl.
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  5. Chop the tomatoes, tear the bread up. Add to bowl.
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  7. Shred basil by hand, add to bowl.
  8. Add generous amount of olive oil and vinegar and toss. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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Serve it up and enjoy.

Dinner in less than 10 minutes! Warm some soup while you are making this and you have a very filling meal.

Until next time, Eat Well & Keep digging.