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.
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.
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!
If I could give this more stars, I would. It is so easy - and perfect just as written. I wondered how the bread would taste the next day but awwww- it was even better. Sort of like a quick pickle. I did add a little Parmesan Cheese (because I like it so much) but it didn't need it. A great thing to do with leftover bread. This would be great with a small steak ... or pork chop... or stone crab claws... anything, really.
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!!!
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!
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.
This was a wonderful panzanella salad recipe. I used a tiny bit less basil and the whole thing was so flavorful! Everyone enjoyed!
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!