grilled panzanella salad

This is my version of the typical grilled panzanella salad…’s perfect  for grilling weather…

with a big glass of white peach sangria. Sangria recipe coming next.

{i’ll list all the ingredients at the bottom}


Prepare the bbq {medium heat}

Brush both sides of cut bell peppers, onion, and bread slices lightly with olive oil

and sprinkle with salt n pepper. Grill vegetables until tender and brown, about 4 minutes for the peppers

and 3 minutes for the onion.




For the dressing:  whisk the lemon juice, red wine vinegar and lemon peel together.

Gradually whisk in the 1/3 cup oil.

Season dressing to taste with salt n pepper.

{Bryan really does enjoy grilling my bread…he does….pinky promise.}

Grill bread until browned and crisp, turning occasionally, about 4 minutes.

cool slightly.

Rub bread with cut sides of garlic and then tear bread into 3/4 inch pieces.

Cut grilled vegetables into 1 inch pieces and add to bowl, then add bread pieces.

Add dressing, tomatoes with juices, and all remaining ingredients to salad; toss.

Let stand about 20 minutes.


1.5 pounds assorted bell peppers { about 3 large}, cut into 1.5-inch wide strips

1 medium-size red onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds

1  12-14 ounce loaf of ciabatta, some crust trimmed to expose bread, cut crosswise into 1 inch thick slices

{if you can’t find ciabatta…use any good quality crusty italian or french bread}

extra virgin olive oil

1 garlic clove, peeled, cut into thirds


1/4 c fresh lemon juice

2 tbsp red wine vinegar

1 tbsp grated lemon peel

1/3 c. EVOO {extra virgin olive oil}

1 pound tomatoes, cored, cut into 3/4 inch dice, juices reserved

1/2 c. chopped fresh italian parsley

1/4 c. coarsely chopped assorted fresh herbs {such as chives, dill, tarragon, chervil}




  1. OMG YUM!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Looks absolutely delish but can’t wait for the white peach sangria although after you post it I will have to wait until our summer to make it!

  3. looks so good–and pretty with all the different colors too!

  4. thank you Kasey…this looks delish!
    i needed a new side salad recipe. looks like this is it.

  5. This sounds delicious for a picnic!


  6. I am making this recipe this weekend!!! We are getting our new grill!!! I can’t wait to try it!
    Thank you!!!


  7. Oh yum! Loving the sangria.

    Please stop by an enter my French Basketeer tote giveaway.

  8. Yum…I’m coming to your house for lunch! Can’t wait to get that Peach Sangria recipe! Enjoy! xoxo Beth

  9. Ooh, that does look yummy.

    ^-^ oxox

  10. YUM! Definitely making this for my next shindig. Thank you!

  11. This is not helping…….totally delicious;) xv

  12. looks like a wonderful dinner!!
    your images are beautiful
    miss you friend!

  13. oh yummy! love your posts- you crack me up every time I read… “pinky swear”- love that!

  14. Love your new website. It’s beautiful!

  15. Looks yummy! Now, I’m hungry;)

  16. LIKE it??? I think I’m in LOVE! This looks so delicious and makes me think that regular summer grilling can NOT come fast enough! Thank you for sharing and I’ll look forward to the peach sangria recipe, as well. It sound so FRESH and perfect for spring and summer gatherings. Thank you, Kasey! xx P&H

  17. Oh this looks amazing, thank you! 🙂

  18. YUM!!!

    And you don’t cook or know amazing recipes??? Love all that you share:)

  19. Adrienne says:

    Looks wonderful … but what is EVOO please? Excuse my ignorance, but haven’t heard of it in NZ ~ I’m assuming it is a brand name for something??

  20. I love COCO! There did that help with naming…COCO!? LOL
    Thanks for the recipe ,Gonna try this one!! Happy day to you.

  21. What is evoo?

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