Avocado panzanella

Avocado panzanella

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(23 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins No cook


Serves 4

With just 20 minutes preparation and no cooking time you'll be able to whip up this colourful avocado and bread salad in no time

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal332
  • fat21g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre6g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 800g mix of ripe tomatoes
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1½ tbsp capers, drained and rinsed
    Capers in bowl



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub that grows in the Mediterranean. As they…

  • 1 ripe avocado, stoned, peeled and chopped



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 1 small red onion, very thinly sliced
  • 175g ciabatta or crusty loaf
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • small handful basil leaves


  1. Halve or roughly chop the tomatoes (depending on size) and put them in a bowl. Season well and add the garlic, capers, avocado and onion, and mix well. Set aside for 10 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, tear or slice the ciabatta into 3cm chunks and place in a large serving bowl or on a platter. Drizzle with half the olive oil, half the vinegar and add some seasoning. When ready to serve, pour over the tomatoes and any juices. Scatter with the basil leaves and drizzle over the remaining oil and vinegar. Give it a final stir and serve immediately.

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26th Aug, 2018
Crazy good - I went for sourdough bread instead of ciabatta (coz they'd run out) and had 5 different types of tomato that a friend had grown. I could eat this every day!
24th Jul, 2018
Fresh and lovely on a hot summers day. Left out the garlic added some mozzarella as I had some that needed using. Enjoyed it.
8th Jul, 2018
Absolutely great tasting, although I did omit the garlic. I served it with some good sliced smoked salmon but it would be a delicious accompaniment to almost anything or just by itself.
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29th Jun, 2018
Super salad! My Italian friends did leave a single piece on the plate)) but I didn't mix tomatoes and avocado together, I've prepared the avocado with a little lemon juice and add them in the end. Definitely will make it again.
20th Sep, 2014
A delicious salad, can be made using sourdough bread also. I have tried it with both skinned and unskinned tomatoes, on balance prefer the skinned variety but it is essential to use tomatoes with good flavours. I use plum tomatoes on the vine where possible.
31st Aug, 2014
I very easy, fresh tasting recipe. Take the tomatoes out of the fridge a couple of hours before eating, so that they are at room temperature.
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