Mario Batali's Panzanella Salad

A Hearty Italian Salad

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Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

This hearty salad is the perfect recipe for end-of-season summer tomatoes.


  • 3 large Heirloom tomatoes, cut or sliced to your liking
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onions
  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumbers, seeded
  • 1/4 cup whole basil
  • 2 Tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Lightly toasted day-old bread.
  • Cooking Directions

    Once toasted, set aside the bread until cool. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss together all ingredient. Add croutons and set aside for 15 minutes at room temperature before serving. Lightly toss before plating.

    Recipe courtesy Mario Batali.

    This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: tomatoes, breadcrumbs, salt

    Course: Salad

    More Info: Kid Friendly