Driftless Café Panzanella Salad with Crave Brothers Fresh Ciliegine Mozzarella and Truffle Dressing

Driftless Café Panzanella Salad with Crave Brothers Fresh Ciliegine Mozzarella and Truffle Dressing

 

  • 1 ½ cups of olive oil
  • 8 oz. of crusty bread or one small loaf- diced into large pieces
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper 
  • 1 whole English cucumber, seeded
  • 5 heirloom tomatoes, cored, cut into large wedges
  • ½ red onion, cut into thin batons
  • 8 oz. Crave Brothers Farmstead Ciliegine Mozzarella Cheese
  • 2 oz. fresh basil leaves, torn into bite size pieces
  • 1 oz. fresh whole mint leaves

In large sauce pan (deep enough to prevent splatters) heat olive oil until it reaches approximately 350˚ F. Add bread, fry until golden brown; remove from oil.  Place into steel bowl.   Season croutons with salt and pepper.  In large salad bowl, add remaining ingredients. Top with croutons.  

Salad Dressing 

  • 1 cup buttermilk 
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tablespoons Truffle Oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper 

In a small mixing bowl, add all ingredients; whisk.   Pour over salad.  Toss ingredients together.  Allow to sit for 10 minutes. Serve!

Yield: 8 servings

 

 

 

 

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