The Burrata Panzanella

The Burrata Panzanella

The Elevated Classic Italian Salad:

Panzanella is a traditional Tuscan Salad with Tomato, Onion, Basil and Stale Bread in a Vinaigrette dressing.

Our version is a High Street adaptation with the addition of Burrata, Green Bellpepper and Sundried Tomato.

 

The Recipe:

Serves 4

 

Ingredients:

4 Large Tomato, Deseeded, Cut into Large Cubes

1/2 Green Bell Pepper, Cut into Strips (batonette)

1 Red Onion/Spanish Onion, Thinly Sliced

Handful of Basil

1 pc of Burrata (approx 150g)

1/4 cup Sun-dried Tomato, roughly diced

1 Cup Stale Bread (Preferably Crusty White Bread like Ciabatta or Sour Dough), cubed into 1cm x 1cm

 

For the Dressing:

4tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

6tbsp Red Wine Vinegar

1.5 tsp Oregano (Fresh or dried)

Salt and Pepper

Can add Honey to liking, incase a sweeter dressing is preferred

 

Method:

  • Mix all the ingredients for the salad dressing in a mixing bowl, with the help of a whisk.
  • Take 1/4 of the dressing in a separate bowl and add the onions to it. Let infuse for 30 mins, as to pickle the onions and cut their sharpness.
  • Meanwhile in a bowl toss together the Tomato, Bell pepper, Sun-dried Tomato, Basil Leaves and Bread.
  • Add the reserve salad dressing to the veggies, give a light toss and let infuse in the fridge for 30 mins to an hour.
  • Before serving, sprinkle the pickled onions and place the Burrata cheese in the centre of the salad.
  • Ensure to season the Burrata with salt and pepper.

 

Notes:

  • To make the salad Vegan, simply skip the Burrata. Can replace with some more vegetables like Zucchini or Cucumber. Can add Vegan Cheese as well.
  • The Salad pairs well with a glass of Crisp Dry White Wine and Dry Rosé.
  • Skip the Cheese for a healthier option: Poached/ Pan Fried Fish. Our favourite is Tilapia, Red Snapper and Rainbow Trout.
  • Can use Cherry tomato, Yellow Pear Tomato, Tomatillo, Sweet Orange Tomato and Purple Tomato as well, along with the classic tomato.

 

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