This is my variation of panzanella. Each ingredient having its own intense flavor, when combined, creates an explosive salad. Perfect for a summer day.

Debra

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Toss bread cubes with 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper on a large baking sheet until evenly coated; spread mixture into a single layer.

  • Bake in preheated oven until toasted, about 10 minutes.

  • Transfer toasted bread to a large bowl and mix with strawberries, tomatoes, feta cheese, and onion. Whisk 1/4 cup olive oil, red wine vinegar, and honey in a small bowl; drizzle over bread and tomato salad. Toss to coat.

Cook's Note:

If not serving this immediately, wait to combine the bread with the rest of the salad as it will get soggy.

Nutrition Facts

376 calories; protein 9.1g 18% DV; carbohydrates 52.3g 17% DV; fat 14.8g 23% DV; cholesterol 6.3mg 2% DV; sodium 717.4mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2013
First the toasted bread cubes/croutons are delicious enough to prepare for ANY salad. In the future when I have a piece of french bread left it will be turned into these tasty croutons. The italian bread at the store did not look great so I switched to a loaf of crusty french bread which proved to be the perfect choice. This salad has the perfect balance of salty sweet and tart. One might think that the combination of strawberries and tomatoes is odd (I did) but when paired with those toasted bread cubes salty feta cheese and a flavorful drizzle of olive oil honey and red wine vinegar WOW! To say we enjoyed this salad is putting it mildly. To say we LOVED it is accurate! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/27/2016
Was a bit sceptical but had all the ingredients so gave it a try. Very interesting variation of bread salad. Read More
5 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2013
First the toasted bread cubes/croutons are delicious enough to prepare for ANY salad. In the future when I have a piece of french bread left it will be turned into these tasty croutons. The italian bread at the store did not look great so I switched to a loaf of crusty french bread which proved to be the perfect choice. This salad has the perfect balance of salty sweet and tart. One might think that the combination of strawberries and tomatoes is odd (I did) but when paired with those toasted bread cubes salty feta cheese and a flavorful drizzle of olive oil honey and red wine vinegar WOW! To say we enjoyed this salad is putting it mildly. To say we LOVED it is accurate! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2014
Delicious! Made as written but sort of eyeballed everything (except for the dressing). I just knew that my mom would love this and she did...so did the rest of us! A definite keeper and a great spin on panzanella YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2013
This recipe is delicious made it exactly as written. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/27/2016
Was a bit sceptical but had all the ingredients so gave it a try. Very interesting variation of bread salad. Read More