Bread & Tomato Salad from Apulia

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Nick Malgieri's Bread

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2012

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Any tomato salad depends on one thing: perfectly ripe, height-of-summer tomatoes. Cherry or grape tomatoes might be fine in a tossed salad during the winter, but just don’t have either the strength of flavour or the moisture for a salad like cialedda. Like the famous Tuscan bread salad, panzanella, the bread here is moistened with a little water first. Letting the salad stand for an hour or so both develops the flavour and further moistens the bread, so it’s perfect to prepare