Charred Vegetable Panzanella with Olive Oil Bread

Charred Vegetable Panzanella with Olive Oil Bread Turn multigrain bread into the star of this summer vegetable panzanella, an Italian-style bread salad featuring juicy tomatoes, grilled zucchini, eggplant, and arugula.

Ingredients

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

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Time Details

    PREP : 30 mins

    COOK : 10 mins

    TOTAL : 40 mins

    SERVING : 8

    YIELD : 8 servings

  • Brush bread, zucchini, squash, eggplant, and red onion with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt, garlic powder, and black pepper.

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  • Grill zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, and red onion, covered, on grill rack, directly over medium-high heat for 6 to 8 minutes, or until tender, turning once halfway through grilling. Remove vegetables and set aside to cool slightly.

  • Grill bread on grill rack directly over medium-high heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until toasted and lightly charred, turning once halfway through grilling. Remove bread and set aside.

  • Cut grilled, cooled vegetables into 1-inch pieces. Transfer to a very large bowl. Toss with remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil and red wine vinegar. Add arugula, tomatoes, 1 cup Parmesan cheese, and basil and toss gently to combine.

  • Cut grilled bread into 1-inch pieces and add to vegetable mixture; toss gently to combine.

  • Serve immediately or let stand at room temperature for up to 30 minutes. To serve, garnish with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Per Serving: 239 calories; protein 8.4g; carbohydrates 25.5g; fat 12.9g; cholesterol 9mg; sodium 469.8mg. Feel free to use cherry tomatoes.