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Sunday, June 13, 2010

PANZANELLA

3 tablespoons good olive oil
1 small French bread made into croutons
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 large, ripe tomatoes cut into 1-inch cubes
2 cucumber, unpeeled, seeded, and sliced 1/2-inch thick
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 red onion, cut in 1/2 and thinly sliced
10 large basil leaves, coarsely chopped
1 head of romaine lettuce rough chopped


Vinaigrette

1 teaspoon finely minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon Spicy Brown mustard
3 tablespoons White Wine vinegar
1/2 cup good olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Croutons

½ French Baguette cut into thin slices
1 ½ tablespoon of Olive Oil
1 – 2 tablespoon of your Favorite Seasoning Mix (Italian, Herb de Provence, etc)
Pinch of salt

Brush bread slices with olive oil, toss with seasoning and either grill until golden brown or toast in pan over medium heat about 10 minutes. Add to salad.

1 comment:

  1. Jolynn Noel WinlandJune 16, 2010 at 9:15 AM

    I also put capers in my panzanella. :)

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