Fall Panzanella Salad-bread salad with butternut squash, brussels sprouts, apple, dried cranberries, pepitas, goat cheese, and kale. This easy fall salad is the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving!
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Panzanella Salad is my favorite. How could you not like a salad that has bread in it? Ok, maybe bread in a salad sounds a little weird, but it’s not soggy bread. The bread is crusty and will remind you of croutons. I promise, it is a good thing. Carbs in a salad, it has to be a good thing:)
I am currently obsessed with this Fall Panzanella Salad. It has all of my favorite fall flavors in one salad…with toasted bread. It is a great side dish for Thanksgiving or any fall meal.
So what is in my fall panzanella salad?
- toasted bread cubes
- butternut squash
- brussels sprouts
- red onion
- dried cranberries
- goat cheese
This is one loaded salad! I buy all of the ingredients at Smith’s. They sell amazing artisan bread that is baked fresh every day. I love the Rosemary Olive Oil loaf from La Brea Bakery for this recipe. It’s so good and compliments all of the fall flavors.
I cut the bread into cubes and toast it up in the oven. You want to get it nice and toasty before adding it to the other ingredients. Remember, you don’t want soggy bread:)
Once you have your toasted bread cubes, you can add in all of the delicious vegetables. I roast the vegetables to bring out the best flavor. Pro-tip, you can buy precut butternut squash and trimmed brussels sprouts at Smith’s in the produce section. I am always looking for time savers during the busy holiday season. Thank you Smith’s!
To finish up the salad, add in pepitas, dried cranberries, and crumbled goat cheese. Drizzle with a simple maple mustard dressing and you will have the BEST fall salad.
Add this Fall Panzanella Salad to your Thanksgiving menu this year. It is a great side dish to serve along side your holiday meal. Enjoy!
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Fall Panzanella Salad
This crusty bread salad is loaded with delicious fall flavors. It is the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving.
Yield: Serves 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
For the Salad:
- 1 (14.5 oz) loaf Rosemary Olive Oil bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (can use Italian bread)
- 1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 3/4 lb. brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and cut in half
- 1/3 red onion, sliced
- 1 tablespoon Private Selection Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
- 3 cups chopped kale
- 1 large Honeycrisp apple, cored and chopped
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup pepitas
- 4 oz goat cheese
For the Dressing:
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons Kroger apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Private Selection pure maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons Kroger Dijon mustard
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place the bread cubes on a large baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until the bread is toasted. Remove and set aside.
- Turn the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the butternut squash, brussels sprouts, and red onion on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and toss until vegetables are well coated. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place the pan in the oven and roast for 35-40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool to room temperature.
- While the vegetables are cooling, make the dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- In a large bowl, combine the toasted bread cubes, roasted vegetables, kale, apple, dried cranberries, pepitas, and goat cheese. Drizzle with dressing and toss well. Serve.
Note-this salad is best the day it is made.
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