Panzanella Salad

Italians made up this salad to use up leftover bread and it is brilliant. I feel like any salad made with bread cubes soaked in garlic vinaigrette is going to be my favorite salad. The longer this salad sits together, the better it tastes, which makes it perfect for taking to the beach, to a pool party or to a BBQ at a friends house.

Here I added torn pieces of rotisserie chicken to make this a complete meal.


4 1-inch slices bread, country-style

3 large red bell peppers

1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons vinegar (I like to use champagne, sherry or white wine vinegar)

1 garlic clove, minced