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Panzanella- Italian Bread Salad

Spice Islands®

Panzanella- Italian Bread Salad


  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

8 servings


4 cups 1-inch bread cubes from day-old, firm Italian bread

2 cups halved cherry tomatoes

2 cups diced cucumber

1/3 cup finely chopped red onion

3 cups chopped romaine lettuce

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Sweet Basil

3/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Sea Salt Adjustable Grinder

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Minced Garlic

1/8 teaspoon Spice Islands® Medium Grind Black Pepper

1/3 cup red wine vinegar

1/2 cup Mazola® Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Place bread cubes, tomatoes, cucumber, onion and romaine in large serving bowl.

Combine sugar, basil, sea salt, garlic, black pepper and red wine vinegar in a mixing bowl.  Let sit 5 minutes for flavors to develop.  Whisk in olive oil gradually.

Toss salad ingredients with 1/4 to 1/3 cup salad dressing until thoroughly combined.  Served immediately.  Refrigerate remaining salad dressing in a sealed container for up to one week.

Recipe Tip:  For crisper bread cubes, toast in a 350°F for 3 to 5 minutes.

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