Sunday, 18 September 2016

Bread and Tomato Salad

Don't know what to do with bread that's gone a bit old, dry and stale? Look no further. Here is a nice salad, that works particularly well in hot weather.
There is an Italian version of it, called Panzanella - but I wouldn't claim mine is particularly Mediterranean.

What you need

  • a few slices of bread
  • cherry tomatoes
  • cucumber
  • parmesan
  • pepper - and if you like - chilli
  • pepper, salt, sugar
  • 1 lemon
  • bacon
  • oil (olive or sunflower)


You can also add different flavours. E.g.
  • anchovies instead of bacon
  • capers
  • olives
  • basil leaves


  • mixing bowl
  • frying pan

How you do it

  • cut the bacon into little cubes and fry in the frying pan until golden brown. Put aside to let cool down.
  • cut the bread into little cubes. Put into mixing bowl
  • cut the cherry tomatoes into halves and add to the bread
  • cut the cucumber into little slices/cubes and put into the bowl
  • cut the pepper halfway, remove the seeds and cut into thin slices. Add to the mix
  • grate the parmesan and add to the mix
  • add the fried/cooled bacon


  • juice 1 lemon
  • add 1 teaspoon of sugar to the juice
  • add a bit of salt and pepper
  • add 3 tablespoons of oil 
  • mix well
Finally: pour the dressing over the bread/veggie in the bowl and mix.