Pizza Panzanella Salad


Panzanella is a hearty Italian bread salad that traditionally uses stale crusty bread and ripe, juicy tomatoes. Swap the bread for leftover pizza and up the flavour but not the effort.

panzanella_salad1.jpgServes 6

1 large thick-crust cheese pizza, cooked and cooled
2 containers (about 3 cups) large cherry tomatoes, halved
1 medium English cucumber, chopped
8 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
1/3 cup (or to taste) store-bought herb vinaigrette dressing

Preheat oven to 400 F. Cut pizza into 1-inch pieces and arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in oven for 8-10 minutes until brown and very crisp, like croutons. Allow to cool to room temperature.

Toss pizza croutons with remaining ingredients and serve immediately.


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