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Italian bread salad

Today we have for you a delicious salad from Tuscany, which consists of soaked stale bread, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers and basil. It is a simple but tasty dish, often served in summer and ideal for hot days. The salad is marinated with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, which gives it a refreshing and light flavor. Panzanella is a great way to use leftover stale bread and make a healthy and delicious dish that is quick and easy to prepare. It is a perfect appetizer or side dish with grilled meat or fish. With its simple and rustic elegance, Panzanella is a classic of Italian cuisine and a great choice for a light and refreshing summer dish.

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A delicious bread salad from Tuscany
Difficulty: easy
Cost: low
Calories: 558kcal
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Difficulty: easy
Cost: low
Calories: 558kcal
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Ingredients list

  • 350 g stale bread
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes
  • 200 g cucumbers
  • 1 red onion
  • 10 leaves basil
  • 250 ml water
  • 60 ml white balsamic vinegar
  • 20 ml olive oil extra virgin
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • First, cut the stale bread into slices and then into roughly equal bite-sized cubes. Then put them in a large salad bowl, add the water and white balsamic vinegar and mix thoroughly. Then set aside and allow to soak.
    350 g stale bread, 250 ml water, 60 ml white balsamic vinegar
  • In the meantime, wash the cherry tomatoes and cucumbers thoroughly. Quarter the tomatoes, halve the cucumbers lengthwise and cut into thin slices. Peel the red onion, halve it and cut it into fine half rings.
    200 g cherry tomatoes, 200 g cucumbers, 1 red onion
  • Now take the bowl with the soaked bread and mix again. Pick the basil leaves with your hands. Then add them to the bread along with the tomatoes, cucumbers and onions.
    10 leaves basil
  • Now pour in the olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper. Finally, mix the salad thoroughly and serve.
    Buon appetito!
Calories: 558kcal (28%)Carbohydrates: 51g (17%)Protein: 8g (16%)Fat: 36g (55%)Saturated fatty acids: 17g (85%)Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 6gMonounsaturated fatty acids: 11gTrans fatty acids: 0.2g

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