Mozzarella Panzanella Salad from Gousto – this lovely Italian salad is quick to prepare and full of tasty, healthy ingredients. It bursts with flavours and can be treated as a started or a light dinner.
It sounds amazing, doesn’t it?
Ok, so let’s start with the ingredients list:
- 2 ciabattas
- 1 red onion
- 250g cherry tomatoes
- 2tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1tbsp dried oregano
- 30g black olives
- 10g fresh basil
- 30g capers
- 1 mozzarella ball
- 1tbsp sugar
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Olive oil
These ingredients will make enough food to feed 2 people (or more if you treat it as a starter).
Boil a full kettle of water.
Preheat the grill to high.
Peel and finely chop the red onion. Place the onion pieces in a sieve and pour all the boiling water over them (ideally do it over the sink or over large bowl). Place the blanched onions into a bowl and add the red wine vinegar and sugar and mix well. Leave it to soak for a while.
Tear the ciabattas into bite size pieces (or alternatively cut them into nice cubes) and place on a baking tray. Drizzle it with around 2tbs of olive oil; salt and pepper to taste. Place under the grill for 10 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
Chop the cherry tomatoes in half.
Chop the black olives.
Place the tomatoes, olives, capers and oregano in a salad bowl.
Tear the basil and add into your salad bowl.
Drain the mozzarella and tear into bite size chunks (or again cut it nicely with a sharp knife) and add to the salad bowl.
Drain the onion, discard the marinade and add to the salad bowl.
By this time your ciabatta should be nice and ready. Remove it from the oven / grill and add to your salad.
Mix well and season with salt and fresh ground pepper.
Serve and enjoy!