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Tomato Avocado Panzanella

by Sandy

Tomato Avocado Panzanella { thegirllovestoeat.com }Summer is here and it’s here to stay as it seems. I don’t know how the temperatures are in your part oft he world, but Germany has been in a constant state of sweating and moaning about the heat and I am no exception. I’m aware that people in Australia for instance are probably laughing at us, but you guys, if we have three weeks over 32°C it will be all over the news. Every single day. I kid you not.

So it’s safe to say that cooking is not one of my top priorities right now. Every meal, that takes more than 30 minutes to prepare, is a big NO for me. So if you’re looking for a quick refreshing, yet satisfying meal, look no further, my friend and try this Tomato Avocado Panzanella.

Just a few simple ingredients, very little cooking time (because every minute the stove or oven is on is agony) and yet you have a bowl full of salad, that feels way more like comfort food than actual salad.

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Tomato Avocado Panzanella { thegirllovestoeat.com }

Tomato Avocado Panzanella

Sweet tomatoes, combined with creamy avocado and crispy sourdough bread. The perfect lightly dressed salad for a hot summer day.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups bread cubed
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 avocado ripe
  • 2 cups tomatoes cubed
  • 2 sprigs basil
  • 1 lemon
  • olive oil
  • salt

Instructions

  • Slice and then cube the bread into inch pieces.
  • Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat, add two tablespoons of olive oil and add the bread cubes and the garlic cloves (they are just to flavour the bread. Leave them whole).
  • Cook for about 5-8 minutes, stirring often, until the bread cubes are slightly brown and crispy.
  • Meanwhile dice the tomatoes and the avocado roughly.
  • Mix tomatoes, avocado and bread in a big bowl or on a large plate.
  • Add the basil leaves and season with salt, lemon and olive oil.

Notes

You can use any light bread you have at home: ciabatta, a light sourdough loaf or a baguette. And if it's already a bit stale, even better.

 

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