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Spring Panzanella Salad

This Spring Panzanella Salad uses hawaiian sweet rolls for a touch of sweetness (though regular crusty bread may be substituted).
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: spring panzanella salad
Servings: 4 -6 servings
Calories: 383kcal
Author: Jennifer Farley


for the salad

  • 6 cups hawaiian sweet rolls (approximately 6-8 rolls; see notes)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8-10 stalks asparagus, tough ends removed, cut into thirds
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 4 vine tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup spring onions, sliced thin
  • 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered

for the vinaigrette

  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • pinch of salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cube the hawaiian sweet rolls and then toss them with the olive oil, garlic and salt. Spread into a single layer on a sheet pan and toast until crunchy and golden, stirring every few minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  • Steam the asparagus until tender and allow to cool.
  • In a large bowl, toss together the toasted sweet rolls, asparagus, basil, tomatoes, spring onions and artichokes.
  • Prepare the vinaigrette: In a jar with a tight fitting lid, shake together the olive oil, lemon juice, balsamic, salt and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  • Toss approximately 3/4 of the vinaigrette with the salad ingredients and allow everything to sit for 30 minutes to that the flavors mingle. If desired, add the remaining vinaigrette just before serving.


This recipe works best with stale bread. I left the hawaiian sweet rolls sitting out for 3 days before cubing and toasting them. If desired, regular artisan bread may be used in place of Hawaiian sweet rolls.


Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1320IU | Vitamin C: 21.8mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.1mg