Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Panzanella Salad

This simple, classic salad is refreshing and easy to make. The main components of panzanella are dry or semi stale bread soaked in water or vinaigrette and fresh tomatoes. This salad cost $15, feeds two and takes 20 minutes or less.

Panzanella Salad
1/4 piece of italian or french bread, toasted to dry or semi stale, large chunks
1 organic garden tomato
1 package organic arugula
1 piece fresh buffala mozzarella

Sherry Vinaigrette
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon fresh herb (thyme, oregano, basil or whatever)
salt and pepper

Start by making the vinaigrette. Then add the tomatoes and the bread to the vinaigrette and toss. Let sit 5 minutes. Chop the mozzarella into small cubes and then toss the mozzarella and arugula into the tomatoes and bread. Season with salt and pepper. Buon Apetito!!

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