Caprese Panzanella Salad

Welcome to another 15 Minute Supper Friday everyone! We are so excited to be partnering with Gourmet Garden this week.  I’ve been using Gourmet Garden products for over a year now and I l-o-v-e them.  I couldn’t wait to put something together to show off their goods while making you all an amazing, quick, and easy dinner dish.

Caprese Panzanella Salad 1

Gourmet Garden offers convenient herbs and spices in tubes that make creating #15MinuteSuppers a breeze. No washing or chopping required…just squeeze in some herbs to quickly flavor your suppers!  The first thing I was drawn to after opening my goodie pack was the basil.  I knew I wanted to make a panzanella salad, and the basil screamed caprese to me.

Caprese Panzanella Salad 3

I made a basil vinaigrette and paired it with some fantastic, bread, cheese, tomatoes, and parsley.  You could definitely add a handful of spring greens, substitute halved grape tomatoes, or even sun-dried tomatoes.  Just have fun with it!

 

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Caprese Panzanella Salad 2
Caprese Panzanella Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Julie Espy {White Lights on Wednesday}

Ingredients

  • 1/3 loaf French baguette, or other good crusty bread {day old is better}
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • 3 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese
  • Basil Vinaigrette:
  • 1/4 teaspoon Gourmet Gardens Chunky Garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Gourmet Garden Basil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish

Directions

  1. Cut bread into 1-inch slices. Cut each slice into bite sized pieces; set aside.
  2. Halve tomatoes, and use a spoon to clean out the seeds. Rough chop tomatoes into bite sized pieces; set aside.
  3. Cut mozzarella into bite sized pieces. Place cheese, bread, and tomatoes in a large bowl.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together garlic, basil, balsamic, oil, salt, and pepper. Adjust salt and pepper to your taste. Drizzle over salad ingredients. Toss to combine.
  5. Sprinkle fresh parsley over salad. Serve with extra basil dressing if desired.
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Disclosure: This is sponsored recipe for Gourmet Garden through 15 Minute Suppers. Recipe & opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. Teri says

    Definitely garlic! I have used Gourmet Garden before and love the quality and convenience. Enjoyed the link that let you learn more about the company.

  2. says

    I love panzanella. It’s so delicious and filling, but it’s funny how many people haven’t heard of panzanella. I’m going to have to try this variation!

    Love your blog, I found you over on Weekend Potluck :)

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