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Panzanella with Mozzarella and Herbs

Panzanella With Mozzarella and Herbs is a beautiful Tuscan salad of stale bread and deliciously ripe sweet juicy tomatoes. It is relatively simple and to the point, just chunks of soaked stale Italian bread and super juicy ripe organic heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, red onions, garlic, and fresh herbs, dressed with quality olive oil and red wine vinegar.

It’s tomato season, my favorite time to pick perfectly ripe, taut, and juicy tomato specimens right off the vine. However, there are always a few overripe, incredibly fleshy counterparts hanging out among the bunch. Panzanella With Mozzarella and Herbs is the perfect place to use those softer tomatoes that are super juicy and delightfully rich in flavor.

 

Panzanella With Mozzarella and Herbs is a beautiful Tuscan salad of stale bread and deliciously ripe sweet juicy tomatoes. It is rather simple and to the point, just chunks of soaked stale Italian bread and super juicy ripe organic heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, red onions, garlic, and fresh herbs, dressed with quality olive oil and red wine vinegar.Panzanella With Mozzarella and Herbs is one of my quintessential summer salads on my menu now. This time of the year is perfect for making this classic side. The gardens and markets are filled to the brim with brilliant, vividly colorful fresh organic heirloom tomatoes and vegetables.

I love using different sized and colored organic heirloom tomatoes in my recipe for Panzanella With Mozzarella and Herbs; it just adds a beautiful fresh pop of color and different textures and tastes to the tomato and bread salad.

 

 

Panzanella With Mozzarella and Herbs is a beautiful Tuscan salad of stale bread and deliciously ripe sweet juicy tomatoes. It is rather simple and to the point, just chunks of soaked stale Italian bread and super juicy ripe organic heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, red onions, garlic, and fresh herbs, dressed with quality olive oil and red wine vinegar.This is delicious, simple to make, healthy, extremely economical Panzanella With Mozzarella and Herbs will and last for a few days if stored properly in a sealed container placed in the refrigerator, ready to go with any meal of your choice.

 

 

Panzanella With Mozzarella and Herbs is a beautiful Tuscan salad of stale bread and deliciously ripe sweet juicy tomatoes. It is rather simple and to the point, just chunks of soaked stale Italian bread and super juicy ripe organic heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, red onions, garlic, and fresh herbs, dressed with quality olive oil and red wine vinegar.

 

 
 
 
Ingredients needed for Panzanella With Mozzarella and Herbs
  • Eight medium-sized ripe organic heirloom tomatoes
  • One pint of ripe organic grape tomatoes
  • Two cups of  4 days old stale Tuscan or Italian bread, cubed, dried out
  • Eight  ounces of small mozzarella cheese balls or cut into small pieces
  • One small red onion, diced
  • Two cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/4 of a cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 of a cup high-quality red wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Six fresh basil leaves, finely torn

 

 

 

5 from 6 votes
Panzanella With Mozzarella and Herbs is a beautiful Tuscan salad of stale bread and deliciously ripe sweet juicy tomatoes. It is rather simple and to the point, just chunks of soaked stale Italian bread and super juicy ripe organic heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, red onions, garlic, and fresh herbs, dressed with quality olive oil and red wine vinegar.
Panzanella With Mozzarella and Herbs
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Panzanella With Mozzarella and Herbs is a beautiful Tuscan salad of stale bread and deliciously ripe sweet juicy tomatoes. It is rather simple and to the point, just chunks of soaked stale Italian bread and super juicy ripe organic heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, red onions, garlic, and fresh herbs, dressed with quality olive oil and red wine vinegar.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Mozzarella, Panzanella Salad, salad
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 380 kcal
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 8 medium Ripe organic heirloom tomatoes
  • 1 pint Ripe organic grape tomatoes
  • 2 cups Stale Tuscan or Italian bread cubed, dried out
  • 8 ounces small mozzarella cheese balls or cut into small pieces
  • 1 Red onion diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • ¼ cup Extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup High-quality red wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 5-6 Fresh basil leaves finely torn
Instructions
  1. Slice the organic heirloom tomatoes and grape tomatoes, place in a large bowl and salt well to draw out the natural juices, let sit 15-30 minutes before adding other ingredients to the bowl.
  2. Combine the organic heirloom tomatoes, grape tomatoes, 4 days old stale Tuscan or Italian bread, small mozzarella cheese balls, diced red onion, and minced garlic in a large bowl.
  3. Pour the olive oil and red wine vinegar over the top of the Panzanella and gently toss to coat. Let sit 30 minutes so the stale bread can absorb some of the dressing.
  4. Fold in the torn basil leaves just before serving.
  5. Season with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to own taste.
  6. Enjoy!

 

 

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Panzanella With Mozzarella and Herbs is a beautiful Tuscan salad of stale bread and deliciously ripe sweet juicy tomatoes. It is rather simple and to the point, just chunks of soaked stale Italian bread and super juicy ripe organic heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, red onions, garlic, and fresh herbs, dressed with quality olive oil and red wine vinegar.

 

 

 

 

 

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Vicky
    April 17, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    First of all, this is just a beautiful dish. The colors really bring everything alive. This is great to serve before a hearty Italian meal. I love how simple it looks to make too!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      April 18, 2019 at 11:36 am

      Thank you, Ms. Vicky, I appreciate those sweet comments. I love those colorful rip tomatoes, so refreshing and delish.

  • Reply
    roxana
    April 17, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    This is an interesting salad. It is like having pizza in a bowl.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      April 18, 2019 at 11:35 am

      Ha Ha, Roxana, I have never thought of Panzanella as a Pizza in a bowl. I can see where you’re coming from though. Thanks for making me smile today.

  • Reply
    Sharon Chen (@StSmartKitchen)
    April 17, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Love the veggies and herbs on this Salad recipe! Looks super delish!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      April 18, 2019 at 11:32 am

      Thank you, Sharen, the herbs really bring out the tomatoes. Glad you enjoyed the recipe.

  • Reply
    Erin
    April 17, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    This would make a wonderful side dish to a larger meal or for lunch. I love the use of mozzarella balls in it too.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      April 18, 2019 at 11:31 am

      Ha Ha, Erin, I am a total cheese head. I will find any excuse to eat it! It just seems perfect in this Salad.

  • Reply
    Sara Welch
    April 17, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    What a hearty, delicious, and colorful Italian Salad! This sounds absolutely delicious!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      April 18, 2019 at 11:31 am

      Thank you, Sara, I love a good Italian Salad. So refreshing!

  • Reply
    Hadia
    July 29, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Must be very good with mozzarella, Heidy! Your panzanella salad sounds bursting with flavor!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      July 29, 2017 at 10:33 pm

      Thank you. one of my favorites for summer Hadia. Thanks for dropping by
      <3
      Heidy

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