Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Panzanella

June 28, 2018
Created by Harmons
17 min.
Serves 4
  • 6 oz. ciabatta or other artisan bread, cubed
  • 1 lb Harmons, thick-cut bacon, cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 cobs corn, kernels removed
  • 1 Tbsp capers
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 handfuls baby arugula
  • 1 tsp leftover bacon drippings
  • Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 350°. Place cubed bread on a baking sheet in one even layer and bake until lightly golden and crunchy, about 10 minutes.

In a frying pan over medium-high heat, add bacon and ½ cup water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook until water has evaporated and bacon is crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Reserve 1 teaspoon of drippings.

In a medium bowl, whisk bacon drippings together with lemon juice and zest, mustard, olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.

In a large bowl toss bread, bacon, corn, capers, tomatoes and arugula. Drizzle some of dressing over mixture and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

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