This soup is literally left over panzanella salad. Add all the salad ingredients to a pot. Add sufficient liquid to be able to cook/simmer the soup for 20 minutes. Puree in batches. Eat room temperature or hot. Freezes well.
There are a variety of recipes for panzanella salad, with the basic ingredients being tomatoes and slightly stale bread cubes. The recipe tasting version included summer vegetables and was dressed with a balsamic vinaigrette. Vegetable broth was used for the broth.
Ingredients for salad
Zucchini cut into 1 inch pieces
Tomatoes cut into 1 inch pieces
Thinly sliced red onion
Fresh corn kernels
French bread baguettes, slightly stale, cubed
Fresh mozzarella cheese pearls
Salt and coarsely ground pepper
1 lb. sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
1½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 to 3 shallots, minced
2 medium cloves garlic, minced or pressed
½ bell pepper, diced
15 to 20 shredded basil leaves, or 6 tablespoons basil sprouts
½ cup chicken broth or dry white wine
6 small sprigs of basil or a few sprouts for garnish
2 large Portobello mushrooms, de-stems and cleaned
2 tablespoons parsley or basil, minced, divided
1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
½ cup ground beef, pork or sausage meat
1 extra large firm tomato, sliced thickly
½ cup shredded mozzarella
Good green olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste
3 large eggplants, trimmed and cut lengthwise into slices ¼ to ⅓ inch thick.
Spray bottle of good green olive oil
1 cup plus good green olive oil
10 to 12 ounces of feta cheese, crumbled
⅓ cup of pignoli seeds (called nuts, but actually a seed)
½ cup golden Sultanas (golden raisins), soaked in hot water, then drained
3 tablespoons Panko crumbs
1 medium garlic clove, pressed
Zest of 1 large lemon
2 teaspoons of fresh, shredded mint
3 tablespoons of fresh, shredded basil
1 large egg, beaten
3 cups diced tomatoes, well drained
10 ounces of shredded mozzarella
Extra fresh basil and/or mint leaves for garnish
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