Apple Panzanella

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Author Notes: I must have dreamed this because it was inside my head when I woke up - then we all brainstormed the execution. Then we all ate it like wild animals.Ginger's Kitchen

Serves 4

  • 4 cups walnut bread cut in 1/2 inch cubes (our store bakes a round artisan loaf - it's wonderful)
  • 1 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup good olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • a pinch of salt
  • 5 turns from the peppermill
  • 1 honeycrisp apple
  • 4 ounces 9-12 month Dante's sheep cheese (or manchego)
  • 3 basil leaves
  • 1 cup arrugula
  1. Put the onions in a bowl of water and put them in the fridge. Heat the oven to 300. Spread the bread out on a cookie sheet and toast it in the oven until just barely toasty - maybe 7-10 minutes.
  2. Put the oil, vinegar, cider, honey, shallots, salt and pepper in the blender and whiz.
  3. Put the bread in a large mixing bowl. Cut the apple in to wedges and then cut those in half, into the bowl along with the onions (which you have drained and patted dry). Add the dressing and toss it together. Grate or shave the cheese and toss again. Add the arrugula and basil and toss again. Taste a leaf and decide if you want more pepper.
  4. Attack.

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over 3 years ago arielleclementine

i have seriously made this approximately 400 times- one of my favorite food52 recipes. clever abbie!


over 3 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I kind of forgot this recipe! Time to put it back in rotation! Hmm maybe for Christmas ??


over 4 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

How clever! This looks wonderful! I've got a pile of apples and half a baguette, so it looks like I've got dinner tonight. Thanks Ginger's Kitchen!


over 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Hope you enjoy it! Signed, Ginger's Mom :-)


over 4 years ago arielleclementine

we had this for dinner with a grilled buffalo steak on sunday- soo delicious! i'll make this again and again :)


over 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Hurrah! Now I want some too!! Going to the store in a little bit ...


over 4 years ago Helenthenanny

i think yeti and i decided this was our favorite of all the apple salads in ginger's kitchen! SO YUMMY!!


over 4 years ago nannydeb

Yum! I want this for lunch!


over 4 years ago Midge

This is inspired! Love all the GK creations!


over 4 years ago cheese1227

This one is my favorite of the collaboration thus far! Great concept!


over 4 years ago monkeymom

How awesome you guys! This salad looks amazing... what a fantastic joint effort.


over 4 years ago Sagegreen

I love all our salads. This was way cool to conspire and meet up live!


over 4 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

This sounds great! When do you add the red onions to the salad?


over 4 years ago Ginger's Kitchen

Whoops! Fixed it!