This Italian Panzanella Salad is So Delish

Italians sure know how to cook. Panzanella is a bread salad that is so tasty! Once you try it, you’ll want to have it every day.


  • 1/2 medium red onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 12 to 16-oz loaf artisan bread
  • 1 medium red or yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 large cucumber
  • pepper
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 to 3 large heirloom tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced basil
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Start by cutting the bread into cubes that are 1 inch. Prepare a baking sheet and place the bread cubes on it.
  2. Leave them for at least 8 to 10 hours to dry. If not, you can always turn the oven to 300 F degrees and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Make sure that you mix the cubes twice while they’re in the oven so that they’re evenly baked on all sides.
  3. While you’re waiting you can chop the bell pepper, cucumber, and tomatoes into small pieces. Cut the onion into slices and leave it in water for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Grab a bowl and mix the salt, olive oil, and red wine vinegar together with a few fresh grinds of pepper. Mix it very well.
  5. Start making the Panzanella salad in a large bowl. Add the vegetables, bread cubes, and cover them with the vinaigrette.