Awesome Panzanella (tuscan Bread Salad)


  • 2 thick slices Calabrese round bread, cubed roughly in 1" pieces and toasted lightly on cookie sheet
  • 1 roasted red pepper or yellow
  • ½ sweet onion, chopped into 1" pieces and roasted
  • ½ bulb fennel, chopped into 1" pieces and roasted
  • 6 Kalamata olives, pitted, chopped roughly
  • 1 roma tomato, diced and squeezed reserving juice
  • ½ pint grapes or cherry tomatoes, cut some in half
  • ¼ cup cubed mozzarella
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped (important)
  • Snipped fresh oregano to taste sliced
  • 1" pieces hot calabrese salami to taste if desired
  • Lots of pepper
  • Sundried tomatoes if desired


  • Small clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Dijon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Splash each red wine and balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ - ½ lemon, juiced
  • ¼ cup (max) olive oil
  • ¼ cup light Italian dressing (I just do this to lighten it up a bit, could just double up on above quantities)


My Own Version Of The Classic. Technically A Salad But Best Served As A Meal!

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