Cialda Calda - Hot Bread Salad

Cialda Calda - Hot Bread Salad... excellent for those cold winter days!

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For 1 Person(s)

For the Cialda:

  • 4 slices of stale Altamura bread or another Italian bread.
  • 2 cups water
  • 5 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 1 potato sliced
  • 1/2 cup Gaeta olives
  • 1/4 pound broccoli rabe
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt


  1. In a pot, add the water and all the vegetables. Add salt as desired.
  2. Bring the water to a boil and let all the vegetables cook for about 10-15 mins.
  3. In a bowl, place at the bottom the slices of bread.
  4. Pour the water and all the vegetables over the bread. Cover with a plate and let it rest for about 2 mins.
  5. Drizzle some EV olive oil over the entire plate and serve.



Recipe Notes



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