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Tilly Ramsay’s super tomato mess

'This is my take on the Italian bread and tomato salad panzanella – it is so super-simple’

By , 21 July 2017

(83 votes)

Tilly Ramsay’s super tomato mess
  • 20 Mins

  • Serves: 8

  • Price: 60p per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 285g serving contains
  • Energy

    1479KJ

    353KCAL

    18%
  • Fat

    18.8g

    med

    27%
  • Saturates

    6.0g

    med

    30%
  • Sugars

    6.8g

    low

    8%
  • Salt

    0.88g

    med

    15%
1
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 519kJ/124kcal.
Ingredients
  • 1kg ripe vine tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 red onion
  • Handful basil leaves
  • 450g loaf stale sour dough or other crusty bread
  • 2 x 125g mozzarella balls
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 8tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3tbsp red wine vinegar
Method
  • Roughly chop the tomatoes and put into a large bowl, making sure you catch all the seeds and juices, too.

  • Halve the cucumber lengthways then scrape out the seeds with a teaspoon. Slice the cucumber and add it to the tomatoes.

  • Peel, halve and finely slice the onion then add it to the bowl. Tear the basil leaves and put into the bowl, too.

  • Tear the bread into bite-sized chunks with your hands then do the same with the mozzarella. Add them to the bowl.

  • Peel the garlic cloves and crush them with a garlic crusher. Whisk together in a small bowl with the olive oil and red wine vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad.

  • Now the fun bit. Roll up your sleeves and mix everything together with clean hands, squishing until it is well mixed.

  • Cover the bowl with clingfilm and leave on the worktop to marinate for at least 30 mins before serving.