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
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
  • 1/4 cup Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 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!