Pumpkin Panzanella Salad Recipe

Bread: it's what's for salad.

by Farideh Sadeghin
Jan 31 2019, 2:00pm

Photo by Heami Lee

Servings: 4
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 1 hour


7 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
8 ounces Italian bread, torn into 1-inch pieces
1 butternut squash (about 2 pounds|850 grams), peeled, seeded, and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
4 ounces|115 grams baby arugula
4 ounces crumbled goat cheese
1/3 cup|55 grams pomegranate seeds
1/4 cup|40 grams toasted pepitas


1. In a small bowl, whisk together 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, the honey, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Set the dressing aside.

2. Heat the oven to 400°F. On a baking sheet, toss the bread with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and salt. Bake until golden and crispy, 20 minutes. Transfer the bread to a large bowl and set aside.

3. Toss the squash with the remaining 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, salt, and pepper on the baking sheet and bake until golden and tender, 45 minutes. Cool slightly, then transfer to the bowl with the bread. Add the remaining ingredients and toss with the dressing. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately.