Healthy Panzanella Salad (Tuscan Tomato and Bread Salad)

healthy panzanella salad
  • Author: This Is Wellbeing
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes



2 cloves garlic, crushed and finely chopped

1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil

pinch of good quality kosher salt

60 grams, sour dough olive bread, lightly toasted and 3cm bread cubes

250 grams mini ripe tomatoes, halved (try and get different colours)

4 grams fresh basil, chopped

4 grams fresh parsley, Chopped

1 teaspoon, capers

1/2 lemon juice and lemon rind, finely grated

Salt and black pepper for seasoning


Heat a medium saucepan on low heat with the olive oil, garlic and salt. Cook for 10 minutes, if the mix starts to bubble, just take off the heat. You don’t want the garlic to go brown, just a nice golden brown.

Add toasted bread and stir through for a few minutes. Then take off the heat.

Mix tomato, lemon, rind and juice, herbs, capers in a small bowl.

Add tomato mixture in with the bread mixture, season if needed and serve.

Best served in a large bowl if making double for 4 people, or more!