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Panzanella Spring Mix Salad

The idea for this salad came about one day when I had vine ripe tomatoes and basil from my garden, leftover sourdough bread and a huge craving for a yummy salad. I love Caprese salads so I thought, why not make a Caprese salad Panzanella style but add lots of fresh greens with less bread, so it’s not too heavy on the carbs. Then I threw in some mozzarella cheese and red onion, topped it with my classic balsamic vinaigrette dressing and viola—the perfect bread salad.

Feel free to adjust the ingredients to your liking. I listed four tomatoes, basically one tomato per serving, and 8 oz. of fresh mozzarella. If you prefer less, reduce down to three tomatoes and 5 oz. of cheese. This salad is totally customizable. The balsamic vinaigrette recipe is a double batch, so I recommend using half for your initial toss. Taste test, then add more to your liking. Enjoy!

Panzanella Spring Mix Salad

Panzanella Spring Mix Salad

Servings: 4

AuthorSunshine UrbaniakCategoryTotal Time15 mins

INGREDIENTS

Salad
5 oz Spring Mix
2 cups Sourdough Bread, day old, 1" cubes
3 Tomatoes, diced
8 oz Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, 1" cubes
½ cup Red Onion, thinly sliced
1 cup Fresh Basil, roughly chopped
Balsamic Vinaigrette
½ cup Balsamic Vinegar
1 cup Olive Oil
1 tsp Salt
½ tsp Pepper
2 tsp Dijon Mustard
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
2 tsp Honey

DIRECTIONS

Dressing
1

Combine all ingredients into a salad dressing shaker and shake well.

Salad
2

Combine all ingredients into a large bowl and top with dressing (start with half, then add more as desired)

Ingredients

Salad
 5 oz Spring Mix
 2 cups Sourdough Bread, day old, 1" cubes
 3 Tomatoes, diced
 8 oz Fresh Mozzarella Cheese, 1" cubes
 ½ cup Red Onion, thinly sliced
 1 cup Fresh Basil, roughly chopped
Balsamic Vinaigrette
 ½ cup Balsamic Vinegar
 1 cup Olive Oil
 1 tsp Salt
 ½ tsp Pepper
 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
 2 tsp Honey

Directions

Dressing
1

Combine all ingredients into a salad dressing shaker and shake well.

Salad
2

Combine all ingredients into a large bowl and top with dressing (start with half, then add more as desired)

Panzanella Spring Mix Salad

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