Charred Vegetable Panzanella with Olive Oil Bread
Call it the perfect salad. Topped with grilled Perfectly Crafted bread, these Tuscan flavors will leave you feeling, perfect.
6 slices Nature’s Own Perfectly Crafted Multigrain Bread
1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise
1 medium yellow squash, halved lengthwise
1 medium Japanese eggplant, halved lengthwise
1 red onion, sliced 1/2-inch thick
5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 cups arugula
1 pound assorted color tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
Finely shredded Parmesan cheese (optional)
Brush bread, zucchini, squash, eggplant, and red onion with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt, garlic powder, and black pepper.
Grill zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, and red onion, covered on grill rack, directly over medium-high heat for 6 to 8 minutes, or until tender, turning once halfway through grilling. Remove vegetables and set aside to cool slightly.
Grill bread on grill rack directly over medium-high heat for 1 to 2 minutes or until toasted and lightly charred, turning once halfway through grilling. Remove bread and set aside.
Cut grilled, cooled vegetables into 1-inch pieces. Transfer to a very large bowl. Toss with remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil and red wine vinegar. Add arugula, tomatoes, 1 cup Parmesan cheese, and basil and toss gently to combine.
Cut grilled bread into 1-inch pieces and add to vegetable mixture; toss gently to combine.
Serve immediately or let stand at room temperature for up to 30 minutes. To serve, garnish with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.