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Bread Salad—Panzanella (with Stale Bread)

Bread Salad—Panzanella (with Stale Bread)

Panzanella is an Italian dish that makes good use of stale bread. It's a filling salad, so you can have it for dinner as well.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Red leaf lettuce
as needed (3-4 leaves)
Baguette (stale leftovers)
as needed (about 5 cm)
Canned tuna
1/2 can
Boiled green beans
2-3
Broccoli
as needed
Olive oil
as needed (1-2 tablespoons)
Grated cheese
as needed (1-2 tablespoons)
Balsamic vinegar
as needed (1-2 tablespoons)
Salt and pepper
to taste

Steps

1. If you let the lettuce soak in water for a while, it will turn nice and crisp. Cut the boiled green beans and broccoli into bite-sized pieces.
2. Cut the stale baguette into bite-sized pieces. If the baguette you are using is not hard, toast it in a toaster oven until golden brown.
3. Put the bread in a bowl, add the olive oil, salt, pepper and finely-grated cheese, and mix well.
4. Add the mayonnaise into the canned tuna, lightly mix together, and add to the bread from Step 3. If the bread is too hard, leave it for a while to let the bread absorb moisture.
5. Season the lettuce with salt, pepper, olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and mix altogether.
6. Add the baguette cubes from Step 4, lightly mix together, and it's done! Add olives, boiled eggs or seafood to taste.

Story Behind this Recipe

Give a normal green salad a little twist to turn it into Panzanella.
Panzanella is an Italian dish that makes good use of stale bread. It's a filling salad, so you can have it for dinner as well.