September 8, 2014

Panzanella salad from Greece | Quick Warm Salads

Ulysses, Troy, Pygmalion, Greek Ancient History, Parthenon, GB Shaw.... the list is endless when one refers to Greece. The cuisine too, with heavy influence from Mediterrranean cuisine, is fresh, warm and inviting. Moussaka, Greek Salads, Spanakopita, Baklava, Loukomades,Bourou-bourou ,Macedonia salad .. the entire world's best and freshest cuisine seems to stem from Greece. 

I have a cousin who is currently honeymooning in Greece, and she seems to be enjoying the local veggie cuisine to the hilt. Unlike other Europenan / Mediterranean countries, veggies and olive oil are favourite ingredients with both tourists and local alike..


Speaking of tourists, after a short break, we return to the World Blogging Marathon this week with Alphabet G. G for Greece, and presenting Greek Panzanella Salad. 



Before that a short recap of what countries we traversed last week and what we savoured.

A Armenia Baba Ghanoush from Armenia
B Brazil Brazilian Coffee Banana shots
C Colombia Colombian Quinoa Salad with Mango and Avocado
D Denmark Danish Buttered Ginger Beets - Rødbeder I Ingefærsauce
E Egypt Umm Ali -Egyptian Dessert
F France French Fruity Parfait

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Country : Greece
Dish : Panzanella Salad
Serving suggestions : Warm toasted bread, or even grilled fish / Fasolada(a white-bean soup defined in many cookery books as the traditional Greek dish, sometimes even called "the national food of the Greeks")
Prep time : 15 mins | Zero cook | Serves : 2
Adapted from : Here
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Ingredients:
  • Bread slices (slightly roasted and cubed) - 1 cup
  • Veggies - peppers, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, Zucchini (use any combo)
  • Onions - 1/2 (Cut lengthwise or cubed)
  • Feta Cheese -1/4 cup (I opted out)
  • Raw mango cubes - 1/4 cup (optional)

Dressing:
  • Salt
  • Dried herbs - 1 tsp
  • Pepper
  • Vinegar - 1 TBSP
  • Honey - 1 TBSP
  • Olive Oil - 1/4 cup
  • Garlic minced - 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard - 1 tsp (optional - I skipped)



Method:
  1. Combine all the veggies, cheese and raw mango. Whisk the ingredients of the dressing together, except olive oil. Warm the olive oil a bit and drizzle on the veggies mix. Add the rest of the dressing together. 
  2. Just before serving, add the cubed bread slices. Toss. and serve immediately.
Lets see what other marathoners are dishing out today...


15 comments:

  1. I have this on my to do list for a long time Kalyani..very nicely done..

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  2. Very colorful and refreshing salad kalyani! !

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  3. I had bookmarked this salad when I considered Greece but dropped it because I did not want to bake bread. Nice one. The cherry tomatoes give it such vibrant color

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  4. This is a lovely salad..even on my To Do list..I do have all the ingredients may be will try it today itself.

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  5. Nice quick salad recipe. Salad is colorful and inviting. Lovely click!

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  6. This is one healthy and delicious salad that I want to make since long,yours looks wonderful.

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  7. Simple and quick to put together. A great one during Summer weather.

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  8. Simple, quick n healthy salad!

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  9. This salad looks very colourful,simple and definitely a quick fix.

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  10. I love this bread salad, best way to use up stale bread. Your salad looks very colorful and delicious.

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  11. wow thats an colorful salad there :) super quick to make yet looks so yummy and inviting :)

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  12. What a nice mix of beautiful and fresh ingredients. Love it...

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  13. Super salad Kalyani.The colors looks so good and very tasty as well.Inviting pics :)

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  14. I have always assoicated Panzanella but with feta, the Greek version looks just as good

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  15. My favourite salad. This one make me drool Kalyani. Beautiful pics.

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Cheers
Kalyani

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