Grilled Peppers, Red Onions, Tomato and Ciabatta Panzanella

July 23, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Serves 8
Author Notes

This recipe came off my grill when I had too many peppers and tomatoes several times this summer including last night. I often grill summer squash and zucchini to add to the salad as well assorted Italian olives.
For a fun casual summer dinner serve the salad in small crisp bread bowls along with a salumi plate and good wine.

What You'll Need
  • Panzanella vegetables
  • Assorted red, yellow, green, orange pepper varieties sliced in large wedges
  • 1 large red onion, 1/2 slices
  • 6-8 thick slices of ciabatta, drizzled with oil
  • Salad ingredients
  • 5-6 fresh tomatoes cut into 8 wedges
  • 1/2 pound or more halved yellow pear tomatoes or red cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons table capers drained
  • Fresh basil leaves, about 8, torn
  • 2 Fresh oregano, a sprigs, torn or minced
  • 1-2 sprig fresh thyme leaves, minced
  • A few leaves of fresh marjoram
  • grated parmesan or romano cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Cut up the tomatoes and place into a large serving bowl, sprinkle with a little pepper and add the capers, stir, cover and set aside.
  2. Heat a grill to high. Drizzle the pepper and onion slices with oil, sprinkle with S+P grill, turn until there is just a tinge of char and still tender crisp, remove to a plate to cool and cut into large pieces. Add vegetables to tomatoes, toss add fresh herbs, a little EVOO, Champagne, red wine, or balsamic vinegar or make your favorite vinaigrette.
  3. Cut the grilled bread into large cubes and to salad along with a little grated cheese, season to taste and toss.
  4. *Optional vinaigrette: 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard ½ teaspoon honey 3 tablespoons red or white wine, red or white balsamic or champagne vinegar 6 tablespoons EVOO Salt and pepper

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3 Reviews

ibbeachnana August 12, 2011
My husband still raves about this soup so I think that since my tomatoes are pretty much gone, I might seek out others at the markets and stands, but the summer tomatoes have been so sweet, we're spoiled.
HMMessinger August 12, 2011
Such beautiful colors!
lorigoldsby August 12, 2011
gorgeous! i need to gt to the farmer's market for some cherry tomatoes and peppers!