Posted on June 25th, 2013
This is one of the quick salads which is one of the favorites in our house. My partner absolutely loves it and why not? It is a substantial meal which some crispy bread complemented by juiciness of the tomatoes and freshness of the basil. The salad is packed with flavor from the fresh herbs, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar and is super easy to make. Perfect for summer. For me, it is my comfort food without loading up on calories and yet feeling satisfied.
The original recipe comes from Tuscany and is called Panzanella which uses leftover bread. Italians always find a way to use their leftover breads! They also put sliced red onions, cucumber, roasted pepper etc. They all are brilliant in salads. I actually prefer the simplicity of this salad and hence have omitted them in my version but you could add them if you like. Hope to hear back from you if you guys like it as much as I do!