Barefoot Contessa's Panzanella Salad

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by abloom69

From her book "Parties"

Top Review by Chef Regina V. Smith

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large saute pan.
  2. Add the bread and salt; cook over low to medium heat, tossing frequently, for 10 minutes, or until nicely browned.
  3. Add more oil as needed.
  4. For the Vinaigrette.
  5. Whisk all the ingredients together.
  6. In a large bowl, mix the tomatoes, cucumber, red pepper, yellow pepper, red onion, basil, and capers.
  7. Add the bread cubes and toss with the vinaigrette.
  8. Season liberally with salt and pepper.
  9. Serve, or allow the salad to sit for about half an hour for the flavors to blend.

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