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Grilled Panzanella Salad

Grilled bread is awesome wherever you have in a hearty salad.
Grilled Panzanella Salad
It's the grilled bread that makes this salad so special. Photo: Willy Grant

Sometimes you just want a hearty salad for lunch or dinner.  I make this all year round.


4 thick slices of French bread

1 Tbsp of olive oil

½ tsp of dried oregano

Salt and pepper to taste

2 heads of romaine lettuce

1 cup of chopped tomatoes

1 cup of chopped cucumber

½ red onion, thinly sliced

¼ cup of fresh basil leaves


3 Tbsp of balsamic vinegar

6 Tbsp of olive oil

1 tsp of Dijon mustard

1 tsp of honey

Salt & pepper to taste


Brush sliced bread with olive oil and sprinkle with dried oregano, salt and pepper.  Grill both sides of bread until nicely marked.  Remove from grill, let rest and then slice into cubes.  Chop lettuce, add tomatoes, cucumbers, onion and fresh basil.  Whisk dressing ingredients and then toss salad in dressing.  Serve.