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

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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.
Linking to:  Made by you Monday, Delicate Construction, Be Different Act Normal

2 comments :

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!