Panzanella Salad

Colorful Salad with Herb Bread Cubes
Colorful Salad with Herb Bread Cubes
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For the Bread Cubes:
2 tbsp Olive oil
4 slices Tuscan Bread cut into 1-inch cubes
½ tsp Dried oregano
1 pinch Kosher Salt
For the Salad:
1 cup Cherry tomatoes sliced in half
1 English cucumber thinly sliced
1 Red bell pepper seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 Yellow bell pepper seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
¼ Red onion peeled and thinly sliced
10 leaves Basil fresh sliced
For the Dressing:
1 clove Garlic peeled and finely minced
3 tbsp Olive oil extra-virgin
1 tbsp Lemon juice fresh
1 tsp Dijon mustard
¼ tsp Salt or to taste
¼ tsp Black pepper or to taste
Feta cheese crumbled, or fresh mozzarella

Nutritional information

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Panzanella Salad


I don’t know what I love more about this Panzanella Salad, the array of colors, textures, flavors and tastes or simply the fabulous, fancy name that this recipe comes with!

An assortment of all my favorite vegetables, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red and yellow bell peppers, red onion and basil leaves coated in a mustard vinaigrette and served with herbed and toasted, Tuscan bread cubes.

To make Panzanella Salad, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Panzanella Salad

Steps to make Panzanella Salad


Toast bread cubes


In a large saute pan over medium-low heat, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and add 4 slices of Tuscan bread, cut into 1-inch cubes along with ½ teaspoon of dried oregano and a pinch of kosher salt. Cook, while tossing, for about 10 minutes until the bread is toasted and browned. browned. Or bake on a baking sheet lined with parchment, in the oven at 400 °F for about 10-15 minutes until toasted and browned.


Prepare dressing


In a small bowl, whisk 1 clove of minced garlic with 3 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard, ¼ teaspoon of salt, and ¼ teaspoon of pepper until well combined.


Prepare salad


In a large bowl, toss 1 cup of cherry tomato halves, 1 thinly sliced cucumber, 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces, 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces, ¼ of red onion, thinly sliced and 10 freshly sliced basil leaves to combine.


Add bread and dressing


Add the toasted bread cubes and pour the prepared dressing over. Toss to combine well and season with additional salt and pepper to taste.




Set salad aside for about 30 minutes to marinate and the bread can absorb all the flavors.



Serve and enjoy with additional toppings of crumbled feta or fresh mozzarella, if you wish!

This Panzanella Salad is one of our wonderful Healthy Springtime Salad ideas and I like to think we have a really great variety of options. Do you agree? What are some of your other favorite salads? Let us know and contact us online by tagging us in your pages, posts or pictures using our hashtag #cookmerecipes!

Nina dreams of gender equality and for women all over the world to feel empowered and enjoy the same freedom she has. She’s a careful consumer, believing that by being more conscious about the way we live we can make the world a better place! Already a vegetarian, she uses animal products sparingly and tries to produce as little waste as possible. Most of her recipes are vegan as a result!

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Total Reviews: 13
Angelique Lien

Mustard is in almost every salad I see on this website why is that ?

Ayanna Burnes

I feel so fancy eating Italian food lmao.

Raylynn Hoffstadt

It's like having a 5 star salad from italy sent to my home but I'm the cheif haha, couldn't be happier with how this turned out !

Joelle Zanis

Great panzanella only ever had it once when I went to Italy for a small trip due to business and never got the chance to taste its glory again up until today :)

Whitney Oalmann

Never would've tried this out if it wasn't for my current "healthy" diet and have to say it's a lot better than the microgreen salad for sure that one was just overwhelmingly dry.

Laney Wiedmer

Feta cheese and mozzarella go hand in hand so went with both and ate this with a side of red wine..lets just say I had a delightful evening.

Zaria Vinette

Another brilliant recipe i'm blown away..Nina serves the most high quality meals out there to us on a silver plater!!!

Charlize Fretty

Add a bit of sundried tomato oil to the top and thank me later (-;

Miyah Finkley

Okay this is a total winner but needs a bit of vinegar to make it perfect.

Eisley Bismark

There's SOOO much going on in this bowl that make it worth the time and effort because once you get a bite you're gonna be devouring all the contents in under 2 minutes lol.

Anne Rolader

I have no idea where to get tuscan bread so I just chopped up a big of toasted bread :( Recommendations? I live in Slovakia.

Lesly Weiffenbach

This was crunchy deliciousness in a singluar bowl!


I love this salad! Thanks for sharing!

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