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Grilled Cheese Panzanella

Grilled Cheese Panzanella

Panzanella is a traditional Italian bread salad. This recipe increases flavor by adding cheese to the bread.

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25 min
Prep Time
25 min
Total Time



4 (1/2-inch) slices sourdough bread

4 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Italian Blend


6 tablespoons olive oil

3 tablespoons white wine vinegar

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon pepper


3 to 4 medium (2 1/2 cups) tomatoes, chopped

1 large (1 1/4 cups) yellow bell pepper, chopped

1 medium (1 1/4 cups) cucumber, peeled, seeded, chopped

1 small (1/2 cup) red onion, thinly sliced

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

1 teaspoon salt

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat broiler.

  2. STEP 2

    Place 2 slices bread onto ungreased baking sheet. Top each with 2 slices cheese and remaining bread slices. Broil 5 to 6 inches from heat, turning once, 4-8 minutes or until golden brown on both sides. Transfer to cooling rack; cool completely. Cut into 1-inch cubes.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine all dressing ingredients in small bowl; beat with whisk until well mixed. Set aside.

  4. STEP 4

    Place all salad ingredients in large bowl. Add dressing; toss to combine.

  5. STEP 5

    Just before serving, add bread cubes to salad; toss to combine.

Nutrition (1 serving)

240 Calories
14 Fat (g)
10 Cholesterol (mg)
590 Sodium (mg)
24 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
7 Protein (g)
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