A simple swap is all it takes to reimagine panzanella. This Italian summer salad usually features cubes of day-old rustic bread and tomatoes, tossed with basil leaves and a simple vinaigrette. But slices of ripe, juicy peaches in place of, or in addition to, the tomatoes bring a different (but entirely welcome) sweetness to the mix.

Martha Stewart Living, July/August 2015


Credit: Aaron Dyer


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place garlic on a cutting board; hit it with the side of a large knife to break it open a bit. Place peaches, onion, and garlic in a large nonreactive bowl. Drizzle oil and vinegar over the fruit mixture; season with salt and pepper. Toss; let stand, covered, in a cool place, for 1 hour or more.

  • Place bread on a hot grill or under a heated broiler; toast until both sides are slightly charred, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, rub lightly with garlic if desired; tear bread into bite-size chunks. When ready to serve, add cucumbers, basil, and bread to peaches.

  • Toss to coat bread thoroughly with the marinating liquid. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper, and remove garlic clove.