Panzanella Bread Bowl

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings



  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Hollow out the center of the ciabatta loaf to form a rectangular "bowl"; set aside. Cut the removed bread into 1-inch cubes; spread 2 cups of the bread on a rimmed baking sheet (reserve the rest for another use). Bake the bread cubes until lightly toasted, 5 to 6 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Combine the lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, roasted red peppers, salami, prosciutto, soppressata, cheese and toasted bread cubes in a large bowl. Whisk the olive oil, vinegar, 2 tablespoons water, the oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a small bowl. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and