Panzawhatta? Panzanella! The first time I had panzanella, I was skeptical about just how good a “bread salad” could be, especially as the main course. And then I took my first bite. And I jumped on the panzanella bandwagon as fast as I could! Panzanella salads are oh-so-delicious, with such a great balance of textures. And since bread salads tend to be more filling, you can even serve panzanella as a light meal on a hot summer night.
Whether you’re a panzanella novice or it’s one of your favorite dishes, let these recipes be an inspiration for your summer table!
Perfect Panzanella! 1 of 8
It's time to put that stale, crusty bread to good use!
Roasted Pepper & Tomato Panzanella 2 of 8
This recipe from Gwyneth Paltrow's book My Father's Daughter makes for a great light dinner or as a side to a light fish or grilled chicken dinner.
Creamy Hummus Pepper Panzanella 3 of 8
This panzanella is drizzled in a creamy roasted pepper hummus dressing and packed with all kinds of great flavor.
Walnut Panzanella 4 of 8
This salad starts with a classic Tuscan panzanella and adds in crunchy, healthy walnuts for a flavorful twist. Plus, the salad is downright gorgeous.
Spring Vegetable Panzanella 5 of 8
Despite the name, you're going to want to eat this salad all year long!
The Perfect Spring/Summer Panzanella 6 of 8
This classic panzanella recipe is perfect for spring and summer and will transport you to the hills of Tuscany at first bite!
Tomato & Peach Panzanella 7 of 8
Are you kidding me? Adding fresh summer peaches to panzanella? I am SOLD.
Caprese Panzanella 8 of 8
This panzanella salad takes its inspiration from caprese that magical combination of mozzarella, tomato and basil. Plus, you'll learn a bit of history behind panzanella!