Panzanella Salad for World Cup

Italian Panzanella is a wonderful and refreshing salad, especially if you can get good summer tomatoes. Try this easy salad June14th (or any other time) to celebrate the World Cup game between Italy and Paraguay.


6 slices baguette bread cut 1-1/2 inches thick

6 tablespoons olive oil

4 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped

8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

1/4 cup chopped red onion

3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

4 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

freshly ground black pepper to taste

Lightly brush the bread with about 1-1/2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Toast the bread until lightly browned; set aside. Break the bread into pieces into a bowl. Add the tomatoes, feta cheese, red onion, parsley and basil and toss ingredients to distribute them evenly. Whisk together the remaining olive oil, wine vinegar and mustard. Pour over the salad ingredients. Sprinkle with pepper. Makes 4 servings

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