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Panzanella Salad

Panzanella Salad is a quick and easy tomato, bread salad. Also known as Italian Bread Salad or Panmolle it is an effortless impressive salad.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: bread salad, panzanella salad, tomato salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 68kcal
Author: Adrianne


  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Serving platter


Panzanella Salad

  • 4 cups mixed tomatoes Note 1
  • 1 Vienna loaf Note 2
  • 6 anchovies Note 3, drained, not rinsed
  • ¼ cup capers drained, not rinsed
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ½ bunch basil leaves pulled from stem


Panzanella Salad

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C / 350-375°F / Gas Mark 4-5
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper, cut your loaf of bread in half lengthways, place cut side up on baking tray and spray with cooking oil
  • Place bread in oven till bread is toasted and golden (approximately 5-10 mins)
  • Meanwhile cut your tomatoes in halves and quarters, add to a medium size bowl and season with salt.
  • Pull basil leaves from stems add to tomatoes, followed by capers and anchovies
  • Once bread is toasted use a knife to roughly chop into strips and fingers to pull into chunky pieces
  • Line salad platter with bread
  • Top with tomato basil mix
  • When ready to serve drizzle olive oil over tomato basil salad, then drizzle bread pieces and salad with red wine vinegar,



  • Note 1 I use a combination of shapes, sizes and textures for this salad. Try and go for both red and orange tomatoes or purchase a 'medley' pack for variety then add in some smaller cherry tomatoes. 
  • Note 2 This is approximately 50 grams of anchovies. So if you get a 100 gram bottle or tin, you can use ½ for this recipe and ½ for another! 
  • Note 3 You can use sourdough, rye bread, Vienna, Tiger bread, a baguette. The key is to use bread that is at least one day old so it is state and a little crusty! 


Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 606mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 531IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg