Quick and Easy Salad Recipes
Panzanella - French Bread Salad Recipe


Panzanella - French Bread Salad

1/2 french bread loaf, cut into 1" cubes
olive oil for frying
salt and pepper
3 tablespoons chiffonade of basil
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
4 Roma tomatoes, cut 1/2" slices
1/4 pound mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2" slices

In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil. When smoking hot, add the bread cubes and fry until golden, about 3-4 minutes. Stir often to prevent from sticking. Remove from pan and drain on a paper-lined plate. Season with salt and pepper

Toss the remain ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

To assemble, toss the fried bread with the other ingredients and place on a platter. Can be made ahead of time, by keeping the bread separate until serving.

Yield: 4 servings

Emeril Lagasse