At Lucini Italia, we’re proud to honor the culinary traditions of Italy through our love of fine food and fresh, premium ingredients. From our premium extra virgin olive oil, to our artisan vinaigrettes and handcrafted sauces, we believe that the best food only comes from the highest quality ingredients.
Fresh, Simple & Delicious
Whether you’re looking for an easy appetizer for a summertime party, or a fresh snack to munch on throughout the day, you can’t go wrong with Panzanella. Fresh cherry tomatoes are the star ingredient, while other vegetables and herbs like cucumber, red onion, and fresh basil add flavor and crunch. Everything comes together with premium extra virgin olive oil and Italian balsamic vinegar, creating a perfectly seasoned and flavorful plate that is sure to please.
A rustic Tuscan summer dish that celebrates the summer tomato and requires no cooking.
Recipe Servings: 6-8 portions
Recipe Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Recipe Cook Time: 1 hour
1 lb cherry tomatoes
1 red onion
Fresh basil (about 15 leaves)
1 tsp Lucini® Pinot Grigio Artisan Vinegar
1/4 cup Lucini® Premium Select Extra Virgin Olive Oil®
4 slices of stale Tuscan bread
Black pepper & Kosher salt, to taste
Cut the onion into thin slices and soak it in a bowl of water with a teaspoon of vinegar for 2-3 hours.
After 2-3 hours, slice the cucumber into thin rounds and chop the tomatoes, removing the seeds. Remove the crust on the slices of bread and slightly moisten the bread with one tablespoon of vinegar/onion water. Drain the onion and place it in a large bowl. Tear the bread into large chunks and add it to the bowl.
Add the tomato, cucumber and basil to the bowl. Add the extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper to taste. Mix gently and refrigerate for one hour before serving.