Panzanella Salad (From Nordstrom's Entertaining at Home)

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Slatts

This is a great salad to have in the summer when my neighbor's gardens are in full force. Coming from a long line of gardeners my husband and I unfortunately lack green thumbs but we certainly know what to do with the abundance of produce that comes our way! Don't be alarmed by the large ingredient list, it's mostly pantry items. I usually just need to go and pick up some baby mozzarella balls and a loaf of ciabatta and I'm ready to go.

Top Review by Cook4_6

There is a lot of chopping that goes into this salad.....but it is worth the effort. We really enjoyed this panzanella salad. It actually could be served as a main course because it is so filling! If you are making for a smaller family, I suggest cutting the recipe in half -- it makes a ton! Wonderful blend of flavors!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF to make croutons.
  2. Cut the bread into 3/4 inch cubes and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake for about 15 minutes until lightly browned. They should be crunchy yet soft. Allow to cool while assembling salad.
  3. Cut cucumber, red onion, bell peppers, and tomatoes into 3/4 inch pieces. Place in large bowl.
  4. Drain and halve mozzarella balls and add to vegetables.
  5. Add salt, pepper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, and garlic powder into the large bowl. Mix well.
  6. Add bread cubes and mix again. Serve immediately.

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