Asparagus and other vegetables are tossed together with Italian-style bread and drizzled with red wine vinegar and olive oil.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Toss bread, 1/4 cup olive oil, and garlic in a bowl until coated. Season with salt and black pepper. Transfer mixture to a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until toasted, about 15 minutes, stirring and flipping bread cubes about halfway through. Allow bread to cool.

  • Fill a large bowl with iced water; set aside. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil; cook asparagus in boiling water until bright green and just tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer asparagus to iced water to cool. Drain and dry on a clean towel. Cut asparagus into thirds.

  • Mix asparagus, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, yellow tomatoes, red onion, olives, capers, mozzarella balls, and bread cubes in a large bowl. Whisk red wine vinegar and 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil in a small bowl; season with salt and pepper. Pour vinegar dressing over bread mixture; toss to combine. Allow bread salad to rest for 20 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

342 calories; protein 8.6g 17% DV; carbohydrates 21.4g 7% DV; fat 25.7g 40% DV; cholesterol 9mg 3% DV; sodium 720.3mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2013
I LOVE panzanella salad and I LOVED this! I did cheat and use marinated asparagus (I've been trying to figure out what to do w. it lol) but that just added an extra yum. This is a keeper! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2013
I LOVE panzanella salad and I LOVED this! I did cheat and use marinated asparagus (I've been trying to figure out what to do w. it lol) but that just added an extra yum. This is a keeper! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2013
This was delicious - loved it. Had more than I needed though and decided to keep some in the fridge for leftovers. If you think you'll do this don't add all the bread initially. Store the unused bread in an airtight container until needed. It tasted fantastic the next day when I had it for lunch! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2014
I added too much bread and didn't compensate with enough sauce and didn't let set long enough. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2015
Yummo! The combination of flavors and textures is wonderful. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2015
This makes a very large salad great for a Sunday dinner for 5 to 6 people; the kalamata olives are the best part!. I have a few recommendations: If you don't have crusty bread use large croutons instead and if you don't have olive oil and red wine vinegar you can use Italian dressing. For the asparagus fill a bowl with water add ice cubes let that sit on the counter until the asparagus is boiled dump into the bowl after it is cooked. Use the pearl size mozzarella balls or cut them in half before mixing into the salad. Toss the salad with the dressing (omit the bread) let it sit in the fridge or table for 20 minutes or more and then toss the bread/croutons in at the very last minute. When the bread is mixed in early it gets very very mushy; if you intend to have leftovers it's best to store the salad without the bread/croutons mixed in. Sprinkle shaved Italian style cheese on top before serving. Meanwhile it's a very good mix of vegetables and a tasty delicious salad! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2015
Absolutely delicious. I followed the recipe exactly as written except I tripled everything. Only needed to double the dressing though. Served it to a group of 22 and everyone raved about it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2016
I made this for a dinner party with some other foodies & it was a big hit! Even better the next day as stated by other reviewers. I will make this again and again... Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/18/2019
Good flavor but turned out slightly soggy. I added fresh herbs. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2016
My husband commented on how colorful it is and said it looked like a fancy restaurant salad! It tasted delicious too! This ones a keeper. Read More
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