Sunday, June 24, 2012

panzanella salad

need to be cheered up this morning?
let me tell you a little story that will make
you feel like you're so much better at life than me :)

and we started talking about taxes or something like that...
and all of a sudden i realize i haven't received my tax return. hmm.
so i ask, 'um, how long should it take for me to get my return back?'

let's just make a long story short and say...
although i thought i had submitted my taxes back in march,
apparently they were NOT submitted.

yes, that happened.

about 4 cups stale country bread cut into 1" cubes
1 yellow roasted bell pepper, roughly diced
1 red roasted bell pepper, roughly diced
1 1/2 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, quartered
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
salt & pepper
4 olive oil packed anchovies, finely chopped
1 large handful of fresh basil

i really enjoyed this recipe from my father's daughter.
super easy and a great little salad to compliment any main course! 


1. first, to prep your ingredients.
if you're like me, you don't have stale bread... no problem :)
if you have fresh bread, just cut into cubes and toast lightly in the oven
(i spread mine on a baking sheet, and bake roughly 10 minutes at 350 degrees)

then, seed and quarter your bell peppers. throw them on a baking sheets
and roast in the oven at 350 until tender.
(you could also do this on the grill if you have one!)

2. now, combine the bread, peppers and tomatoes in a large bowl

3. whisk the vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper and anchovies in a small bowl.
drizzle over salad.

4. tear in the basil, toss everything together and let sit for 15 minutes.

5. serve and enjoy!! :)

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