Panzanella (Bread Salad)

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“This is a yummy bread salad the whole family adores. I like to toss in a bit of torn spinach or frisee just prior to serving. You can add crumbled bacon if you like. I also like to use a mix of hard breads; cheese, kalamata, garlic, sour dough. I don't usually measure the vinegar and oil. It's about 1 part vinegar to 2 parts oil. I sprinkle it over the bread trying to get vinegar on alot of the bites. When pulling stems from pepperocinis, let the juice drip in the mixture. Unsure of yield.”

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  1. Mix garlic, salt, pepper, tomatoes, onions, olives, artichokes, basil, oregano, and pepperocinis together on baking sheet. Spread to a single layer. Drizzle with a little olive oil and broil until the tomatoes start to wilt.
  2. Toss the bread cubes with vinegar and oil. Let stand a few minutes to absorb the flavor. Arrange in a single layer on baking sheet and broil for a few minutes to begin toasting.
  3. Mix the broiled vegetables and bread cubes together. Just prior to serving add the cheese.
  4. Serve cold or at room temperature.

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