Tired of dinner decisions? Enjoy a 14 day trial to our meal plan service, voted #1 by Lifehacker, and reduce your mental load today.

Mediterranean Panzanella
with squash / artichoke hearts / red onion / feta / olives

Active: 35 Total: 35

This loaded panzanella (Tuscan bread salad) is full of fresh Mediterranean flavor from artichoke hearts, red onion, olives, and feta. Saute bread cubes in olive oil for great toasty flavor. This meal was last featured in 2016.



Italian Herb Vinaigrette:
  • Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, red wine - 2 tsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1/2 tsp
  • Honey - 1/2 tsp
  • Italian seasoning - 1/4 tsp
Mediterranean Panzanella:
  • Squash, yellow (sub zucchini or use a combination) - 2 , cubed
  • Onions, medium and red - 1/2 , chopped
  • Artichoke hearts, frozen or canned - 1 cup , chopped
  • Olives, pitted Kalamata (sub any type olive) - 1/4 cup , sliced
  • Tomatoes, medium - 2 , diced
  • Bread, sandwich - 4 slices , cubed
  • Beans, cannellini or butter (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can , drained and rinsed
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Cheese, feta - 3 oz , crumbled


  1. Make Italian herb vinaigrette - Whisk together olive oil (portion for the vinaigrette), red wine vinegar, mustard, honey, and Italian seasoning. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Squash / Onions / Artichoke hearts / Olives - Prep as directed. Store in separate containers. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Tomatoes - Dice tomatoes. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)

  4. Bread - Cube bread. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)

  5. Beans - Drain and rinse.

Unlock this meal along with hundreds of smart meal plans and never stress about "What's for dinner?" again

Try for free
Learn More


  1. Heat a large non-stick frying pan or skillet over medium heat. Add first part of olive oil (portion for the panzanella) and then bread cubes to heated oil. Toast in oil until crisp and golden brown on all sides, 5 to 6 minutes. Season with some salt and pepper.

  2. Set bread cubes aside and return pan to heat. Increase heat to medium-high.

  3. Add second part of olive oil (for the panzanella) and then squash to heated oil. Saute until starting to brown, 3 to 4 minutes.

  4. Add onions to squash and continue to saute until onions begin to soften, ~2 minutes more. Season with some salt and pepper.

  5. Assemble salads by tossing together squash and onions, beans, artichoke hearts, olives, and tomatoes. Crumble feta on top. Just before serving (you want the bread to stay crisp), add bread cubes and toss.

  6. Drizzle salads with vinaigrette at the table (only dress these to your liking - if your tomatoes are extra juicy, you may not need much vinaigrette, so save it for another use). Enjoy!



0 reviews