Do you have a favorite salad?
I have come to like some.Here is a thing,for my husband,salad without lettuce or green mix is not salad.For me,i will be more then happy to have salad with no lettuce/green mix .You are thinking,then what is left in it? Don’t get me wrong,i have come to adapt lettuce and actually even enjoy it.Olive garden salad and soup anyone?
Lettuce was added to my vocabulary after making trip to US grocery market.My first impression of it was ,crunchy breed of cabbage.So i was very puzzled to see it being served in ‘salad’ bar.Needless to say,i stayed away from it as long as i could.
So when i came across Panzanella salad,i was willing to try it rightway.Why?It has all the elements of salad minus the lettuce(or it is optional),that i grew up with.
Panzanella is Italian salad.A way to use the day old crusty bread.Bread cubes are tossed with onion,cucumber,tomatoes with generous drizzle of oilve oil,drops of lemon juice and fresh herbs.I can totally eat this everyday. I based this salad on this recipe and left the greens.
- Fresh basil gives this salad great boost.Must add.
- I didn’t add salt until the last minute.Bread itself had salt too.So taste before you add salt.