This traditional Tuscan Panzanella summer salad is a mix of bright flavors and textures—tomatoes, bocconcini, red onion, basil, and crusty bread.



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  • Preheat grill to medium-high. (Alternatively, heat a grill pan over mediumhigh heat until hot.) Using 3 tablespoons of oil, brush bread slices on both sides.

  • Grill bread slices, turning once, until toasted on both sides, about 5 minutes total. Rub both sides with halved garlic. Tear into bite-size pieces.

  • Toss bread, tomatoes, onion, bocconcini, and sliced basil in a serving bowl.

  • Whisk together vinegar and minced garlic in a small bowl. Whisking constantly, pour in remaining 6 tablespoons oil in a slow, steady stream, and whisk until emulsified. Pour over salad. Season with salt and pepper. Let stand at room temperature, tossing occasionally, 1 hour. Garnish with whole basil leaves.