Panzanella Salad

PANZANELLA SALAD
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Ingredients

3-4 fresh tomatoes, chopped into 1 inch pieces
1 seedless cucumber, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 red or yellow onion, coarsely chopped
4 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 crusty, day old french baguette, sliced into 1 inch pieces
6-7 large fresh basil leaves, chopped
1/2 c black olives, chopped, if desired
1 ball fresh buffalo mozzarella, chopped, or fresh mozzarella boccini balls
1/3 c balsamic vinegar
1/2 c extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

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Kelly Voboril Recipe
Well Seasoned
Lebanon, KY (pop. 5,539)
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Member Since Feb 2011
Kelly's notes for this recipe:
When it gets hot outside, who wants to use the oven?? This is one of my stand-bys for easy summer patio dining, when you can get fresh veggies and herbs easily. Enjoy! *Note: I tend to "eyeball" all my recipes, so feel free to use your own judgement with quantities!
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Directions

1
place all chopped ingredients except bread chunks into a large salad bowl and turn to mix well.
2
Add balsamic vinegar, oil, salt and pepper and turn to coat well. In a pinch, I have also used bottled balsamic dressing, as long as it is fresh and not too sweet tasting - the acidity works well with the fresh flavors!
3
Add the chunks of bread last, since they so readily soak up the liquids. You want the bread to still have some "tooth" to it. Let sit for a half-hour or so, it takes a bit for all the flavors to meld together. Mix lightly again before serving. Serve with a nice chilled beverage, and fish or chicken for a complete summer meal!
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user Crystal :-) mrscrystal2you - Aug 3, 2012
yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm Sounds fantastic!
user FREDA GABLE cookin4me - Aug 4, 2012
Sounds Good especially in this HEAT we are Having.
user Bobby Webb Bobdoescooking - Mar 27, 2014
Hi Kelly, I would like to invite you to my discussion group. It's called, "EVERYTHING MEXICAN". Just click www.justapinch.com/groups/v... hope to see you there. Bobby

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