Panzanellaish salad.

I had some stale sourdough bread and some tomato juice drained from a tin of chopped tomatoes. I thought I’d make panzanella with it. I had no red onion or cucumber, so this is my version. it’s panzanella ish.

juice from 16oz tin of chopped tomatoes
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
25 black olives, pitted and halved
1 tablespoon small capers
1/2 a stale sourdough loaf, torn into large chunks
100g mange tout, blanched
350g good ripe tomatoes
5 spring onions, chopped
a big handful of torn basil leaves
sea salt
ground black pepper
squeeze of lemon juice

Whisk the tomato juice, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper together in a large bowl. add the bread and toss to coat every piece.

Leave to stand for five minutes.

Toss the rest of the ingredients, apart from the basil, into the bowl so that everything is coated in the dressing.

Leave to stand at room temperature for about 20 minutes.

Add basil, adjust seasoning and serve. It’s delicious.