Grilled Panzanella (Bread Salad)
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
This recipe is really more of a guideline than anything. Use what you have and cook without fear!
  • ½ loaf of day old bread, cut into 1"-1½" thick slices
  • 6 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 red onion, cut into ½" rings, not separated
  • 3 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 English cucumber, diced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp peach balsamic vinegar
  1. Heat a grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Brush one side of bread with 1 tbsp olive oil. Place oil side down onto the heated grill. Brush other side with 1 tbsp oil. Cook until lightly charred, 2-3 minutes per side. Remove and cool for a minute or two before cubing.
  3. Meanwhile, place onions onto the grill. Cook 3-5 minutes per side. Remove from grill and slice into bite-sized pieces.
  4. Combine bread, onion, tomatoes, and cucumbers in a large mixing bowl. Drizzle with vinegar and remaining oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Divide into bowls and serve. Enjoy!
Recipe by This Cookin' Dad at