I had never heard of Panzanella Bread Salad before the other night. Have you?
We went over our friends house to sit on their beautiful new porch for appetizers and drinks. My friend Suzy is a great cook and I always enjoy going over their house to try something new she has whipped up and this day was no exception.
She had a wonderful spread of sliced cold cuts like roast beef and turkey and cheeses, raw veggies with dip, some grilled asparagus and this wonderful Panzanella Bread Salad. It was perfect for a warm summer night.
The best thing about this salad without a doubt is the huge chunks of fresh cubed bread. They look like small croutons in my picture but they are nice big chunks of cubed bread.
Be sure to get a big loaf of crusty Boule bread or something fat and round from your local bakery. Bakery bread makes all the difference when it comes to homemade croutons.
The combination of the crunch of the outside of the bread combined with the unexpected soft center is simply delicious. Then all this vinaigrette just bursts in your mouth that the bread has soaked up.
Add to it the contrast of the crunchy peppers with soft tomatoes and cucumbers – yum! What puts it over the top is the saltiness from the capers.
Man oh man~this bread salad is awesome! I made it tonite for dinner! 🙂
Recipe Source: My friend Suzy
I used all organic ingredients when making this recipe, and hope you do too! 🙂