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This is a great party salad. I served this as part of a summer "Spaghetti BBQ" party for 13 people. It is certainly a party friendly recipe as components of the salad can be prepared in advance and then just tossed together 30 minutes before serving. I will make this again. My tip would be to used the best quality olive oil that you can find. Thanks for posting.

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Chef Regina V. Smith August 14, 2013

Love this salad. I also add small mozzarella balls. When I don't have hot house tomatoes I use grape tomatoes sliced in half. Green and/or calamatta olives are also good mixed in. If bread is too soft I dry it out first in the oven for 10 minutes at 375 before saut?ing . Forgoing the onions doesn't seem to hinder the taste and tends to lessens the burp factor.

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Marlieskitchen October 09, 2012

My GF made this salad and I went absolutely nuts for it. Knowing this site, I knew I would find something comparable. I scanned all the recipes and came up with a bit of a different version of this wonderful salad. To the basic recipe, I added roasted red peppers, black olives, sundried tomatoes, artichokes, fresh mozzarella cheese and to the dressing, I added 2 anchovy fillets and about a tsp of oregano and lots of fresh ground pepper. Devine!!! My favorite recipe of the summer!!!

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Abby Girl August 28, 2011

This was a really great addition to our rib dinner tonight. I used balsamic vinegar in the dressing and left out the bell peppers because we didn't have any. Everyone really enjoyed it. Thanks for the recipe!

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bebeboy03 July 06, 2010

Prepped everything for this salad the night before, mixed it all together and it was fantastic. The dressing was really something special. I used rosemary white wine vinegar instead of champagne and it worked perfectly. Thanks for posting!

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mommymakeit4u June 28, 2010

Loved it! Was a huge hit at my girls pj party...I did add some fresh morzerella and doubled the recipe...everyone raved about it.

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CIndytc February 21, 2010

This was a wonderful panzanella salad recipe. I used a tiny bit less basil and the whole thing was so flavorful! Everyone enjoyed!

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elizabeth_pfister_99 January 30, 2010

Panzanella may be my favourite of all Ina's recipes. We've enjoyed it since the cookbook first came out, but this past summer I nearly lived on it. I've gotten to where I normally add some kalamata olives to the salad and sometimes more basil. Whenever I serve this to guests they always want the recipe. Can hardly wait for this year's fresh garden tomatoes!

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decolady19 January 22, 2010

This is such a tasty light salad. I have started making it into a meal by serving it over field of greens with chicken or shrimp. I also like to garnish with goat cheese and toasted pecans. The last time I made it I added asparagus and I will continue to do that as well. It's the perfect light dinner.

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Chic Lil Chef February 16, 2009
Barefoot Contessa's Panzanella Salad