Gluten Free Basil Artichoke Panzanella Salad

Gluten Free Panzanella Salad

When it comes to salads I know that most people (including myself) immediately think, a base of greens (lettuce, spinach or kale) topped with various fruits, vegetables, dressings, cheese, etc.

Well, the panzanella salad says forget the greens, we’re going straight for the good stuff, bread and tomatoes!

Gluten Free Basil Artichoke Panzanella Salad

As one of my friends so bluntly asked “so how are you going to make a panzanella salad gluten free?”

Of course a salad that is half bread, you would immediately assume, lots of gluten, but that’s where my partner, All But Gluten, comes in!

Gluten Free Panzanella Salad

Their hearty, flavorful whole grain bread filled with things like flaxseeds and sunflower seeds is perfect for this salad! It toasts up nice & crispy, then soaks in all of the delicious flavors of the balsamic vinegar, tomatoes, basil and artichokes.

Gluten Free Panzanella Salad Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf All But Gluten Whole Grain Bread (cubed)
  • ½ cup  + 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes (sliced in half)
  • ½ cup red onion (sliced)
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup basil (chopped)
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese (thinly shaved)

Preheat the oven to 400°.

Place the cubed bread on a baking sheet.

Gluten Free Panzanella Salad Recipe

Drizzle with 2 tbsp olive oil.

Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes.

In the meantime, toss the cherry tomatoes, red onions, artichoke hearts, balsamic vinegar, ½ cup olive oil and basil together in a large bowl.

Gluten Free Panzanella Salad Recipe

Remove the bread from the oven and add to the vegetable/dressing mixture.

Gluten Free Panzanella Salad Recipe

Toss well to combine.

Sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the top.

Gluten Free Panzanella Salad

So much flavor in such a simple salad that everyone will love!

Find All But Gluten breads (gluten free muffins, cookies & more!) in the fresh bakery section of your grocery store.  For a full list of retail locations click here.

Gluten Free Basil Artichoke Panzanella Salad

♣ Vegetarian Option: This recipe is vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.

Gluten Free Basil Artichoke Panzanella Salad

Total Time: 20 minutes

Serving Size: 4-6

Gluten Free Basil Artichoke Panzanella Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf All But Gluten Whole Grain Bread (cubed)
  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp Enzo Olive Oil
  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes (sliced in half)
  • ½ cup red onion (sliced)
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup basil (chopped)
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese (thinly shaved)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  2. Place the cubed bread on a baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle with 2 tbsp olive oil.
  4. Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, toss the cherry tomatoes, red onions, artichoke hearts, balsamic vinegar, ½ cup olive oil and basil together in a large bowl.
  6. Remove the bread from the oven and add to the vegetable/dressing mixture.
  7. Toss well to combine.
  8. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the top.
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