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18 Incredible Panzanella Recipes That Are Fresh and Full of Flavor

JANUARY 27, 2023
18 Incredible Panzanella Recipes That Are Fresh and Full of Flavor
Panzanella is the perfect summer salad. Fresh, crunchy and full of flavor, this Italian classic combines lightly toasted bread with a mix of colorful veggies for a dish that’s even better than the sum of its parts. Whether you’re looking for an easy side dish or a main course salad recipe, these panzanella recipes are sure to please. From a traditional Tuscan version to fruit inspired takes, these 18 recipes make the most of seasonal produce and will have you dreaming of warm summer days.
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Easy Chicken Panzanella

This Easy Chicken Panzanella will bring a taste of Tuscany to your kitchen. It makes a great summer main dish. If you make this one, come back to leave a review below!
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1
40 min
TOTAL TIME
672
CALORIES
$3.05
PER SERVING
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Easy Chicken Panzanella
Two Peas and Their Pod

Panzanella Salad

This classic Italian bread salad is made with homemade croutons, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, basil, and tossed with a simple balsamic vinaigrette. It's a definitely a summer favorite!
1
175
40 min
TOTAL TIME
130
CALORIES
$1.17
PER SERVING
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Panzanella Salad
The Pioneer Woman

Grilled Shrimp Panzanella

This Grilled Shrimp Panzanella is summer in a bowl—and it'll get you out of your salad rut for good.
353
25 min
TOTAL TIME
810
CALORIES
$5.33
PER SERVING
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Grilled Shrimp Panzanella
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The Home Cook's Kitchen

Panzanella Salad Recipe

This panzanella salad recipe is a light, fresh, healthy salad recipe made using your favourite farmers market finds! Perfect for a summer or winter get together.
6
25 min
TOTAL TIME
213
CALORIES
$1.64
PER SERVING
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Panzanella Salad Recipe
The Frayed Apron

Bursting Cherry Tomato Panzanella

Go for the grill marks for a really satisfying summer panzanella with rich and vibrant cherry tomatoes that burst in your mouth and all over that crunchy stale bread.
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5
15 min
TOTAL TIME
615
CALORIES
$2.48
PER SERVING
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Bursting Cherry Tomato Panzanella
Go Usto

Tuscan Panzanella Salad

This speedy traditional Tuscan salad is made using charred bread which may sound odd but it adds texture and satisfying weight while soaking up all the other flavours; namely capers, tomatoes and black olives. We love the name too. Make sure you present it with your finest Italian accent. Hey presto...
1,414
28
15 min
TOTAL TIME
866
CALORIES
$4.57
PER SERVING
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Tuscan Panzanella Salad
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Cooklist AI

Tuscan Breeze Chicken Panzanella

Our Tuscan Breeze Chicken Panzanella is a simple, delightful summertime main dish that brings the flavors of Italy right to your table. Enjoy this vibrant and delicious salad with family and friends—a truly perfect combination of ingredients that are sure to leave you satisfied.
2
40 min
TOTAL TIME
683
CALORIES
$3.02
PER SERVING
Tuscan Breeze Chicken Panzanella
Directions
8 STEPS
1
Preheat the oven to 450°F.
2
Place the sliced leek and cubed bread on a rimmed baking sheet.
3
Drizzle 2 ½ tbsp olive oil on the bread and leek, and toss to coat.
4
Bake the bread and leek in the oven for about 15 minutes, until the bread is toasted and the leeks are lightly golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
5
In a large salad bowl, whisk the lemon juice, grainy mustard, and 1 tbsp olive oil together. Season with kosher salt to taste.
6
Add the diced tomatoes to the dressing and toss well to coat.
7
Add the shredded rotisserie chicken, toasted bread, leeks, and chopped parsley to the tomatoes. Gently mix until well combined.
8
Serve the Tuscan Breeze Chicken Panzanella immediately, and enjoy with a chilled glass of white wine.
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Genius Kitchen

Panzanella

Why throw away the rest of that good, dense loaf you picked up at the bakery the other day? This is what the Italians do with day-old bread. Simply delicious!!!
17
22
15 min
TOTAL TIME
147
CALORIES
$1.86
PER SERVING
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Panzanella
The Dizzy Cook

Fall Panzanella Salad

This cozy roasted fall panzanella salad is filled with warm flavors like butternut squash and roasted brussels sprouts, then topped with tangy pomegranate seeds and crunchy pepitas. Perfect as a surprisingly filling main dish or a side dish.
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64
36
2 hr 55 min
TOTAL TIME
646
CALORIES
$3.10
PER SERVING
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Fall Panzanella Salad
Real Simple

BLT Panzanella

“Oh my god, where has this been all my life” is a possible, no, likely, thought when biting into this panzanella salad recipe. Mixing the classic flavors of a BLT sandwich with a panzanella—an Italian bread salad—is a recipe for family-friendly deliciousness. There’s a lot to love here: Basil adds a...
400
42
30 min
TOTAL TIME
712
CALORIES
$3.65
PER SERVING
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BLT Panzanella
Our Salty Kitchen

Peach Panzanella Salad

Peach panzanella is the quintessential late summer salad. Juicy peaches and tomatoes, yeasty sourdough, scads of fresh basil, and a subtle champagne vinaigrette make the best of summer produce shine. This is an easy recipe for a packed lunch or light dinner. It also travels well for perfect picnic f...
2
262
16
40 min
TOTAL TIME
543
CALORIES
$3.06
PER SERVING
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Peach Panzanella Salad
Andie Mitchell

Panzanella Salad with Chickpeas and Feta

Sweet tomatoes and sourdough bread are the foundation of any panzanella salad recipe , and they're all the more delicious with salty feta cheese, spicy arugula, and a refreshing handful of basil and parsley.
40
10 min
TOTAL TIME
458
CALORIES
$1.37
PER SERVING
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Panzanella Salad with Chickpeas and Feta
Whole and Heavenly Oven

Tortellini Panzanella Salad with Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette

Cheese-filled tortellini and toasty french bread cubes star in this INSANELY-loaded tortellini panzanella salad! Drizzle it all with a balsamic vinaigrette and you've just found your favorite salad.
1
242
20 min
TOTAL TIME
701
CALORIES
$2.63
PER SERVING
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Tortellini Panzanella Salad with Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette
Eitan Bernath

Kale Panzanella Salad

Kale Panzanella Salad
2
6
1017
CALORIES
$3.24
PER SERVING
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Kale Panzanella Salad
The Brick Kitchen

Tomato & Zucchini Panzanella

This Tomato & Zucchini Panzanella is a zesty, zingy twist on the classic Italian salad. Bursting with the flavors of ripe tomatoes, zucchini, and crunchy croutons, this dish is sure to be an instant hit at the dinner table. Spice it up with a drizzle of your favorite Italian dressing and enjoy!
704
CALORIES
$4.03
PER SERVING
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Tomato & Zucchini Panzanella
Midwest Nice

Caprese Panzanella Salad Recipe

An amazing bread salad loaded with tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil, and pesto. All drizzled with a sweet balsamic reduction before serving!
6
63
1
30 min
TOTAL TIME
1073
CALORIES
$4.24
PER SERVING
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Caprese Panzanella Salad Recipe
The Devil Wears Salad

Ruby Grapefruit, Watermelon Panzanella Salad

Sweet juicy watermelon and zesty ruby grapefruit paired with warm olive oil toasted sourdough, this is our twist on the classic Panzanella salad that tastes fantastic at your next gathering.
6
33
18
25 min
TOTAL TIME
493
CALORIES
$2.27
PER SERVING
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Ruby Grapefruit, Watermelon Panzanella Salad
Viktoria's Table

Tomato feta panzanella salad with garlicky breadcrumbs + pesto dressing

Sweet and juicy heirloom tomatoes layered with creamy, salty feta, and toasted garlicky breadcrumbs - a super easy, flavorful and elegant take on a traditional panzanella salad.
35 min
TOTAL TIME
807
CALORIES
$3.56
PER SERVING
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Tomato feta panzanella salad with garlicky breadcrumbs + pesto dressing
Cooking for Keeps

Burrata Panzanella

If there were ever a salad that represented summer it would be this Burrata Panzanella. We coat toasted cheesy bread croutons, juicy heirloom tomatoes, and strawberries in an easy honey lemon vinaigrette and then nestle creamy truffle burrata on top along with as much fresh basil as your yeart desir...
1
15 min
TOTAL TIME
615
CALORIES
$3.61
PER SERVING
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Burrata Panzanella
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