Panzanella: Italian Ripe Tomato Salad

Panzanella: Italian Ripe Tomato Salad

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

-  

Serves

3 people

Panzanella is a classic and fresh Italian ripe tomato-based salad that is gently tossed with a light vinaigrette.

Simply cube your fresh veggies into fairly equally sized pieces, about 1-inch, combine with fresh mozzarella and basil, and enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb ripe tomatoes (cherry, cut in half, or heirloom, cubed)
  • 1 lb Persian cucumbers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup red onions, sliced (soak them in sherry vinegar for 15 minutes)
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • Extra large handful of fresh basil, ripped by hand
  • 1/2 cup herb vinaigrette
  • 2 cups toasted croutons

Preparation

  • 1 Toss all the vegetables and mozzarella in a large mixing bowl, salt generously.
  • 2 Top with the ripped basil and the croutons. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and toss gently.
  • 3 Let it marinate for at least half an hour, then toss again gently and serve.

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