A hearty winter salad complete with bread soaked in a maple balsamic dressing, apples, and butternut squash.
By Kimberly FitzSimons
Have you ever bought a soft, fresh baguette from the grocery store only to find it sitting on the counter, dry and crunchy the next day?
It happens to me ALL the time.
This recipe, my friends, will rescue that day-old bread. Not only that, it will force it to the center stage of this hearty Winter Panzanella Salad.
Traditionally, Panzanella is served in the summer with tomatoes and basil. However, I can’t imagine anything more healthy + comforting during a chilly New York winter than a salad in which the main ingredient is BREAD.
I went all the way to the end of the internet to find the best recipes for Winter Panzanella Salad and combined my favorite parts of all of them. I added one personal touch to this salad: crumbled blue cheese. If you don’t like blue cheese you can substitute gorgonzola, feta, or even shredded parmesan.
Be sure to let this salad sit for 30 minutes or so to let the bread soak up some of the goodness of the maple balsamic dressing.Print
Kimberly FitzSimons is a New York-based graphic designer and editor of lifestyle blog www.chicandsugar.com. Her fondness of timeless traditions, tailored style, and clean lines influence her design work, as well as her passion for food styling and photography. When she's not baking up a storm in her kitchen, she enjoys adventuring around New York City with her husband and two young girls.