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Panzanalla- The Italian Bread Salad

The italian bread salad.

Course Salad
Cuisine Italian
Keyword italian bread salad, panzanella, stale bread salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Avin Kohli


  • 5 Slices Stale Bread
  • 2 No Tomatoes
  • 1 No Onion
  • 1 Small Cucumber
  • Salt & pepper as per taste
  • 5 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Vinegar Can use lemon juice as well
  • 2 Pinch Italian Seasoning optional


  1. Start by chopping tomatoes, cucumber and onions. Have roughly chopped them. Add little bit of salt so that they start to leave their juices.

  2. Now in a separate bowl or a jar with a lid add olive oil, vinegar, salt & pepper and italian seasoning. Mix very well. If using the jar method close the lid and wack it really well. The oil and vinegar should be completely mixed.

  3. Now tear the bread and add to the salad mix. Also tear some basil and add.

  4. Now top with oil and vinegar dressing. Mix well. The salad is ready to consume.

  5. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can also roast the bread and then add to the salad. It makes the salad a bit crunchy.