Grilled Panzanella Salad

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5 from 3 votes
Grilled Panzanella Salad reminds me of warm Summer breezes and dining Al Fresco with good friends and family. This Tuscan staple made with your abundant garden staples and stale bread is a must have summer meal.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Grilled Panzanella Salad is a delicious Tuscan salad made with stale bread and fresh garden vegetables.  It reminds me of warm summer breezes and dining at Al Fresco with good friends and family. It’s a must-have light dish.

Grilled Panzanella Salad on a white plate with parsley garnish

Summer is salad weather. This Panzanella Salad recipe with its ripe tomatoes and grilled vegetables are the perfect meal to enjoy in the heat of the sun.

Why this Grilled Panzanella Recipe Is a Hit

When the warm days and the vegetables are plentiful, and all the produce is super ripe, this salad mixes all my favorite summer flavors. I love grilled vegetables, fresh juicy tomatoes, and all the magnificent flavors of Tuscany.

How to Make this Grilled Panzanella Salad Recipe – Step by Step

  • Step One: First, slice a loaf of bread in half, lengthwise. Then seed and chop peppers into large pieces. Next, slice the onion into quarters. (Photo 1 below)
  • Step Two: Next, grill bread, bell peppers, and red onion over medium-high heat until bread is brown and toasted on both sides and peppers and onions are slightly charred. Then remove bread, peppers, and onion from the grill and cut into 1-inch pieces; Put in a large bowl. (Photo 2 below)
  • Step Three: Next, chop tomatoes into 1-inch pieces; Then chop cucumber into 1/2 inch pieces. Add to bowl with bread, peppers, and onions. Finally, roughly chop basil and parsley and add to bowl with bread and vegetables. (Photo 3 below)
  • Step Four:  When ready, prepare the vinaigrette. In a small bowl whisk together vinegar, oil, mustard, and House Seasoning Blend.
    Next, add garlic. and pour over the salad. Finally, serve immediately or allow to sit for 30 minutes for the flavors to combine. (Photo 4 below)
Step by step instructions for making Grilled Panzanella Salad
Step by step instructions for making Grilled Panzanella Salad: Step 1: Cucumbers and Tomatoes in a Bowl chopped up. Step 2: Peppers and bread in a pan, Step 3: Bread cubs, cooked peppers, cucumber, and tomatoes all in a glass bowl together, Step 4: Oil, mustard, seasoning all in class bowls.

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Recommendations for Making Grilled Panzanella Salad Recipe

This is one of those recipes that takes advantage of some of the things that we would have just throw away. For that reason, the over-ripe tomatoes, just past their peak, and that stale bread that you would just throw to the birds are the things that make this Grilled Panzanella Salad perfect.

Grilled Panzanella Salad on a white plate with a fork

Recipe Pairings

This salad is spectacular as a main dish and can stand on it own with a nice glass of Homemade Sangria and dessert of Easy Grilled Peaches.

If you want a little protein with this Grilled Panzanella Salad, I like to add some more Mediterranean dishes. For Example, any of these 15 Grilled Seafood Recipes or Grilled Lemon Rosemary Chicken.


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Grilled Panzanella recipe on a white plate with fork and parsley

Expert Tips for Making the Best Grilled Panzanella Salad

To be honest, this salad is awesome on its own, as it is, but I always like to mix it up a little with this hint

  • Add Cheese: Try a sprinkle of Feta or big curls of Parmesan cheese.
  • Garnish: Add some grilled Lemon Slices and Grilled Rosemary. Finally, top with bacon, anchovies, or olives.
  • Mix up the Bread: Add a mixture of bread, a crusty Italian accompanied with some cornbread or pumpernickel.

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Grilled Panzanella Salad

5 from 3 votes
Grilled Panzanella Salad reminds me of warm Summer breezes and dining Al Fresco with good friends and family. This Tuscan staple made with your abundant garden staples and stale bread is a must have summer meal.
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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf crusty bread I use Italian bakery bread
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 3 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped

Vinaigrette

  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon House Seasoning Blend

Instructions

  • Slice loaf of bread in half, lengthwise.
  • Seed and chop peppers into large pieces.
  • Slice onion into quarters.
  • Grill bread, bell peppers and red onion over medium-high heat until bread is brown and toasted on both sides and peppers and onions are slightly charred.
  • Remove bread, peppers and onion from grill and cut into 1 inch pieces; Put in large bowl.
  • Chop tomatoes into 1 inch pieces; Chop cucumber into 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Add to bowl with bread, peppers and onions.
  • Roughly chop basil and parsley and add to bowl with bread and vegetables.
  • Prepare vinaigrette (see below) and pour over the salad.
  • Serve immediately or allow to sit for 30 minutes for the flavors to combine.

Vinaigrette

  • In a small bowl whisk together vinegar, oil, mustard and House Seasoning Blend.
  • Add garlic.

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Expert Tips

To be honest, this salad is awesome on its own, as it is, but I always like to mix it up a little with these hint:
  • Add Cheese: Try a sprinkle of Feta or big curls of Parmesan cheese.
  • Garnish: Add some grilled Lemon Slices and Grilled Rosemary. Finally, top with bacon, anchovies or olives.
  • Mix up the Bread: Add a mixture of breads, a crusty Italian accompanied with some cornbread or pumpernickel.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 547mg | Potassium: 364mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1276IU | Vitamin C: 72mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3mg

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2 thoughts on “Grilled Panzanella Salad”

  1. 5 stars
    This is delicious, very fresh and summery tasting. I can’t to be able to make it with fresh summer tomatoes and cucumbers.

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