Italian Shopping Arcade

Panzanella

Food Details
Food Information
Pizza at Home
Tiramisu
Making Pasta
Authentic Italian Recipes - Panzanella
Panzanella - Photo: Heather Katsoulis
Panzanella

Serves 6

    Ingredients:
  • 400g stale bread
  • 4 firm, ripe tomatoes
  • 2 red onions
  • 1 cucumber
  • Basil
  • 1 tin cannellini beans (optional)
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt, to taste

    Method:
  1. Cut the bread into chunks and put them to soak in a bowl of cold, fresh water for about 15 minutes.
  2. Take the bread chunks out, a few at a time, and squeeze the water out with your hands. Then rub the bread between your hands letting it fall into a large bowl, making sure that it is dry.
  3. Cut the tomatoes, onions and cucumber into slices and place on top of the bread.
  4. Chop the basil leaves and add to the bowl with a good splash of olive oil and a little salt.
  5. Rinse the cannellini beans, make sure they are dry and add if using.
  6. Gently stir and then place in the fridge or a cool place until ready to serve.
  7. Just before serving season with red wine vinegar and a little more oil.
You might also like...
  • Province of Caltanissetta
  • The Maremma
  • Mozzarella
  • Province of Udine
  • Region of Veneto
  • The Italian Wolf
  • Province of Pesaro e Urbino
  • Tiramisu
  • Italian Playing Cards
  • Choosing an Area to Live
Food Information
Pizza at Home
Tiramisu
Making Pasta
Newsletter
Enter your email address below and receive our free, monthly newsletter containing all our most recent articles, current stories in the Italian news, useful information for expats and visitors and our latest, delicious Italian recipes!
We will not use your email address for any other purpose or pass it on to any other organisation and you can unsubscribe from this service at any time.