Roasted Red Pepper Panzanella


Served alongside your grilled protein of choice, this side dish salad has it all--vegetables, bread, and cheese. Serve with a fruit dessert and all your food groups are covered.

Roasted Red Pepper Panzanella
Photo: Matt Armendariz
Hands On Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
10 cups


  • 6 large red, orange, and/or yellow sweet pepers

  • 9 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ loaf country-style bread (about 12 ounces), torn into 1 1/2- to 2-inch pieces

  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 6 ounce Burrata cheese, torn into 2-inch pieces

  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves


  1. In an extra-large bowl toss sweet peppers with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Grill peppers on rack of a covered grill directly over medium-high 10 to 12 minutes or until skins are blackened in spots and blistered all over, turning occasionally. Return peppers to bowl. Cover with plastic wrap. Let stand 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, for croutons: On a baking sheet* or grill tray toss bread with 4 tablespoons olive oil; season with salt and black pepper. Place baking sheet on a grill rack directly over medium. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp on outside but still chewy in center, tossing occasionally. Let cool.

  3. Peel, stem, and seed peppers; cut into 2-inch-long bite-size strips. In a large serving bowl whisk together vinegar, lemon juice, oregano, garlic, crushed red pepper, and remaining 4 tablespoons olive oil. Season to taste. Add peppers, croutons, and onion. Top with cheese and mint. Serves 6.


Wrap baking sheet in foil to prevent discoloration from grilling.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

426 Calories
28g Fat
37g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 426
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 513mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 142.9mg 715%
Calcium 174mg 13%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Potassium 263mg 6%
Folate, total 42.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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