Classic Panzanella Salad


This beautifully simple summer salad doesn’t require measuring ingredients. You can use below as a guideline, and just toss together your favorite fresh veggies, herbs and cheese with a vinegar dijon dressing. And don’t forget the crusty croutons to soak everything up.

Yield: 4 servings

Classic Panzanella Salad

Prep time: 20 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 30 Min


  • 2 cups Cucumbers, chopped
  • 2 cups Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup Kalamata Olives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Basil, chopped
  • 1 cup Fresh Mozzarella, torn
  • 2 cups Homemade Croutons
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 TB Dijon Mustard
  • Kosher Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Combine veggies, basil, cheese and croutons in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix together vinegar, dijon and olive oil.
  3. Coat everything with the dressing.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.

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