Panzanella Italian Bread Salad
Food and Drink

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Panzanella Italian Bread Salad

Prep Time: 25 minutes Serves: 8


4 cups 1-inch bread cubes from day-old, firm Italian bread

2 cups halved cherry tomatoes

2 cups diced cucumber

1/3 cup finely chopped red onion

3 cups chopped romaine lettuce

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Basil, Sweet

3/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Sea Salt

Restaurant Size Grinder

1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands® Garlic, Minced

1/8 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pepper, Black Medium Grind

1/3 cup red wine vinegar

1/2 cup olive oil, extra virgin

Place bread cubes, tomatoes, cucumber, onion and romaine in large serving bowl.

Combine sugar, basil, sea salt, garlic, black pepper and red wine vinegar in a mixing bowl. Let sit 5 minutes for flavors to develop. Whisk in olive oil gradually.

Toss salad ingredients with 1/4 to 1/3 cup salad dressing until thoroughly combined. Serve  immediately. Refrigerate remaining salad dressing in a sealed container for up to one week.

Recipe Tip: For crisper bread cubes, toast at 350° for 3 to 5 minutes