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Feta Panzanella ❤️ Such an easy and delicious one! Traditionally, panzanella doesn’t have feta but it adds the most amazing flavor! 

I used @AthenosFeta in 2 different ways, baked with the bread, trust me…when you get the little golden pieces of feta you’ll swoon and also used it atop the salad.

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Why You’ll Love Feta Panzanella

You know salads are one of my favorite things in the world, and panzanella is definitely one of my top faves! I love the textures and flavors in this one. The ciabatta adds that crunchy element and it’s perfect. This salad is fresh, and so easy to make.

Feta Panzanella

How To Prepare Feta Panzanella

🍅 First, place the tomatoes atop a strainer and add plenty of kosher salt. Then, let sit for 20 minutes.

🍞 Secondly, add the ciabatta to a baking dish. Then, combine the olive oil, oregano and 1/4 cup feta crumbles. Mix together. Bake at 375F for about 20 minutes. Check at the 15 minute mark.

🍋 Then, using the tomato water as the base, mix together the shallots, mustard, honey, vinegar and lemon. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste.

🥒 Lastly, in a bowl, add the bread, tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, dill and remaining feta crumbles. Then, add 1/2 of the vinaigrette and mix in, keep adding it little bits at a time until desired dressed level.

Substitutions and Variations

  1. You can use any cheese of choice instead of feta, or leave it out.
  2. Herbs are always very easy to swap out for your favorite ones or which ever ones you have on hand.
  3. You can use regular or English cucumbers instead of Persian.
  4. You can use any bread of choice instead of ciabatta.

Chef Nadia’s Tip

Don’t skip using the tomato water as the base for your dressing, it truly makes a difference.

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Common Questions

What feta do you use?

I use Athenos Feta.

Can I use a different cheese?

Yes of course! You can use any cheese of your choice.

Can I use regular cucumbers?

Yes! You can use any cucumbers of your choice, such as English or regular cucumbers instead of Persian.

Can I use a different bread?

Yes absolutely! You can use any bread of your choice.

Feta Panzanella Salad

By Nadia Aidi
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 40 minutes
Servings: 2
Feta Panzanella Salad ❤️ Such an easy and delicious one! Traditionally panzanella doesn’t have feta but it adds the most amazing flavor! 
I used @AthenosFeta in 2 different ways, baked with the bread, trust me…when you get the little golden pieces of feta you’ll swoon and also used it atop the salad.

Ingredients 

  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 5 persian cucumbers
  • 4-5 cups ciabatta, cubed
  • 6 oz feta crumbles, I used a container of @athenosfeta crumbles
  • 1/2 cup Italian parsley
  • 1/4 cup dill, fresh
  • 1 tsp oregano, optional
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

Dressing

  • Tomato water, base
  • 2 small shallots, chopped
  • 1.5 tsp honey
  • 1.5 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Directions 

  • First, place the tomatoes atop a strainer and add plenty of kosher salt. Then, let sit for 20 minutes.
  • Secondly, add the ciabatta to a baking dish. Then, combine the olive oil, oregano and 1/4 cup feta crumbles. Mix together. Bake at 375F for about 20 minutes. Check at the 15 minute mark.
  • Then, using the tomato water as the base, mix together the shallots, mustard, honey, vinegar and lemon. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Lastly, in a bowl, add the bread, tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, dill and remaining feta crumbles. Then, add 1/2 of the vinaigrette and mix in, keep adding it little bits at a time until desired dressed level.

Nutrition

Calories: 1177kcal, Carbohydrates: 67g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 95g, Saturated Fat: 22g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g, Monounsaturated Fat: 59g, Cholesterol: 76mg, Sodium: 1358mg, Potassium: 1559mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 4563IU, Vitamin C: 153mg, Calcium: 562mg, Iron: 7mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Italian

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