Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Are you like me? A bread lover? As many benefits as I've heard for going gluten-free, I'm sorry, I just can't. Bread would be one of my desert island foods. Which leads me to my favorite salad....Panzanella. It's a bread salad, super simple, packed with yummy goodness and even makes good leftovers for lunch if you like dressing soaked bread, which I do.

Up-close and personal with my salad.
Toasted bread (I cube a sourdough baquette from Trader Joes), fresh diced tomatoes, sliced black and green olives, roasted red peppers, diced scallions, chopped cucumbers and provolone cheese. I dress the salad with a olive oil, red wine vinegar and a little salt and pepper. Or you could buy your favorite Italian dressing.

Toast the bread crumbs under the broiler and then allow to cool while you assemble the rest of the salad.

Yum- lunch the next day.

Have you had Panzanella? What do you like in yours?


  1. Yummy goodness. I like that. Oranges are so goofd thank you. Have any more?

  2. Yum. That looks delicious! I could live on bread too. Mmmm

  3. I have never tried that before, but I would.

    I am also a bread lover.

  4. I just love panzanella, and yours looks awesome! Nice work:)

  5. yes!!! This is one of my favorite salads. Looks so good. Hooray for bread

  6. I love panzanella! I'm hoping to make a bunch of different versions this summer, Ina Garten has my favorite version thus far.