How to make Panzanella - Bread and Tomato Salad

This recipe is from the book Italian Cooking.

Main Ingredients : White Bread, Tomatoes (टमाटर)

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Salads

Panzanella Recipe Card


Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Panzanella Recipe

  • White Bread 1 inch pieces stale 5-6

  • Tomatoes to taste

  • Tomato seeded and cut into 1/2 inch cubes 5 medium

  • Onion,chopped 1 medium

  • Cucumber seeded and cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 large

  • Basil leaves chopped 1 bunch

  • Dressing

  • Salad oil 1/4 cup

  • Vinegar 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Mixed herbs 1/2 tablespoon

  • Mustard paste 1/2 teaspoon


Step 1

Add a pinch of salt to two cups of water, dip the bread pieces in it and remove. Press the bread to squeeze out the water. In a salad bowl, mix together the bread, tomatoes, onion, cucumber and the fresh basil and chill in a refrigerator.

Step 2

To make the dressing, mix together salad oil, vinegar, salt, pepper powder, dried herbs and mustard paste. Just before serving, remove the salad bowl from the refrigerator, add the dressing and mix thoroughly. Serve chilled.