Thursday, August 14, 2008

Barefoot Thursdays

This week's Barefoot Bloggers challenge was Panzanella from the Ina Garten Parties Cookbook chosen by Melissa of It's Melissa's Kitchen. Being married to an Italian man I had to look up exactly what Panzanella meant...check it out HERE. At first I was a little nervous about this recipe because I don't like raw tomatoes (I know, I know) but I was surprised at how much I liked this salad. Ina hit the mark with this one! The dressing was just right, not too over powering and the fresh veggies (tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, onion and basil) tasted great with the toasted bread. We did make one omission, we left out the capers. Being a carb lover I had to include a photo of my favorite part.....
And yes, I ate the veggies too! Thanks Melissa, for choosing such a great summer time recipe. We will be making this one again.

15 comments:

Christine said...

I LOL when you said you were married to an Italian man and you don't like tomatoes! My hubby doesn't like garlic and I am italian! Great looking salad I am glad you enjoyed it!

Aggie said...

This salad is made for us carb lovers! Your salad looks awesome!

webbie said...

Isnt' this a great use of summer veggies? Your pics are great. And there is nothing better than bread that has been soaking in salad dressing?

Veronica said...

Bread salad is a carb lovers dream and I just loved it! Your salad looks great.

Natashya said...

Yay carbs! I loved the salad too. Perfect for summer.
Great job!

Mary Ann said...

Your salad looks delicious! It is funny that I doubted I would like this too and ended up loving it!

Maria said...

This is the perfect recipe for summer! It looks delicious!

1freshstart said...

I wasn't big on capers until a few years ago... now I like them in moderation. Thanks for the definition. Your pictures look great. I want more of this salad. Now.
~The Cat's Pajamas

Prudy said...

This salad could make a tomato lover out of anyone! Yum! Yours looks delish!

Prudy said...

This salad could make a tomato lover out of anyone! Yum! Yours looks delish!

Melissa said...

I don't like tomatoes or capers either and I picked the recipe...go figure! Glad you liked it!

Courtney said...

I am glad you liked this even with the raw tomatoes. Your lab is so cute, we have a yellow 2 year old who is great and crazy all at the same time

Candy said...

Looks delicious and not TOO hard. I'm going to give it a try.

Candy

Katie said...

Yum! That sounds really tasty. Great blog :)

Rebecca said...

We looooved this one! Any excuse to eat more bread. ;)