Monday, July 11, 2011

Panzanella Salad, Cooking with Kids

panzanella salad recipe with kids
Panzanella Salad
As a family, we eat relatively healthy, but we could do better.  No one is over weight and we want to keep it that way and teach our children nutritious eating habits.  I know I share a lot of our indulgences, but they really are just a once in a while thing. 

We made a panzanella salad this day for dinner.

Little Sassyfras helped pick some fresh basil from our sensory garden and mixed the veggies for our salad.


You'll need some good crusty bread. 
cooking with kids

Slice one tomato, one cucumber, 1/2 of a red onion and toss together in a bowl.  Tear a small bowl of fresh basil and add to the other veggies.  Add about 1/3 cup of olive oil and 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar and toss.  Sprinkle with a little salt and fresh ground pepper.  Cover and chill.  (Two out of my 3 kids like this salad, but not the onions.  I just made them a separate salad without the onion.)

panzanella salad cooking with kids

About an hour before serving, cube some good, crusty bread.  Put the bread in a shallow serving dish and pour the veggie mix over the top of it.  Cover and chill for an hour before serving.  If the salad looks too dry, add a little more olive oil and balsamic vinegar, toss and serve.
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Charisa said...

I've always wanted to try this. It's perfect for the summer and for the kids! I found you through Skip to my Lou!

Raising a Happy Child said...

This really sounds yummy!