Panzanella (Bread Salad)


  • 1 slice rustic bread
  • 2 tomatoes, ripened
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 piece of leek
  • 1 telegraph cucumber
  • 1 Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 sprig basil
  • extra virgin olive oil to taste
  • vinegar to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut the bread into slices and soak in cold water for a couple of minutes.
  2. Once heavy with water, remove a little bread at a time and squeeze out excess water using your hands.
  3. Then break apart into small, dry crumbs.
  4. Place in a salad bowl and add tomatoes, cucumbers and sliced onion and basil leaves.
  5. Dress with oil, salt and pepper and move to a cool place.
  6. When it is time to serve, add a splash of wine vinegar.

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