Quick Panzanella with Cucumber

Cucumber Panzanella

Bread Salad!

Panzanella is a Florentine salad of bread and tomatoes. That’s right; it is a salad with bread as a main ingredient! It includes chunks of stale bread soaked in oil and vinegar dressing and tomatoes, sometimes also onions and basil. My quick version has just three main ingredients: chewy bread, juicy tomatoes and sweet cucumber, so they need to be the best quality.

This year I am part of the Lark Rise Bakery bread share and it is some of the best bread I have ever had.  I used cubes of their ciabatta this time. I also love to toss this all in store-bought Gazebo Room Greek salad dressing. As promised, my version is very quick.

Lark Rise Bakery Ciabatta

Lark Rise Bakery Ciabatta

  • 1 chopped cucumber, about 2 cups
  • 1 big handful of tomatoes, chopped, about 2 cups
  • 2 cups of cubed high-quality bread,  stale or toasted slightly
  • 1/2 cup of a favorite Greek, Italian, or oil and vinegar dressing, more if needed.

Combine all the lovely chopped ingredients and toss them in the dressing. It will be best if the flavors can marinate by sitting at room temperature for 20 minutes or so before serving.


One thought on “Quick Panzanella with Cucumber

  1. Hi there,
    My name is Newell Rinehart, and I’m the Website Designer/Social Media and Marketing Coordinator for Gazebo Room Salad Dressings. I wanted to contact you to let you know how much we loved your blog post about our products, and to ask if it would be alright if we add a link to our website to direct some of our website visitors and social media followers to your blog to check it out. If you are interested, we would also love to connect with you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest (we hold contests to give away a year’s supply of Gazebo Room twice a year!). If you’re interested in this opportunity, please email me at nrinehart@gazeboroom.com.

    Newell Rinehart
    Gazebo Room Social Media and Marketing Coordinator.

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