Apple Panzanella

January  8, 2011
3 Ratings
  • Serves 4
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

What You'll Need
  • 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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14 Reviews

arielleclementine December 4, 2011
i have seriously made this approximately 400 times- one of my favorite food52 recipes. clever abbie!
aargersi December 7, 2011
I kind of forgot this recipe! Time to put it back in rotation! Hmm maybe for Christmas ??
boulangere March 20, 2011
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!
aargersi March 23, 2011
Hope you enjoy it! Signed, Ginger's Mom :-)
arielleclementine March 2, 2011
we had this for dinner with a grilled buffalo steak on sunday- soo delicious! i'll make this again and again :)
aargersi March 2, 2011
Hurrah! Now I want some too!! Going to the store in a little bit ...
Helenthenanny January 13, 2011
i think yeti and i decided this was our favorite of all the apple salads in ginger's kitchen! SO YUMMY!!
nannydeb January 10, 2011
Yum! I want this for lunch!
Midge January 10, 2011
This is inspired! Love all the GK creations!
cheese1227 January 10, 2011
This one is my favorite of the collaboration thus far! Great concept!
monkeymom January 9, 2011
How awesome you guys! This salad looks amazing... what a fantastic joint effort.
Sagegreen January 9, 2011
I love all our salads. This was way cool to conspire and meet up live!
hardlikearmour January 8, 2011
This sounds great! When do you add the red onions to the salad?
Ginger's K. January 9, 2011
Whoops! Fixed it!