Grilled Panzanella


  • 1 French baguette (or other crusty bread)
  • 1 lb Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 English cucumbers, chopped
  • ½ red onion, sliced thin
  • ½ cup fresh basil, sliced thin (chiffonade)
  • balsamic vinegar
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Heat your grill to medium-low
  2. Cut bread into large slices.  Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Grill cut side down for 1-2 minutes until well toasted.  Take bread off grill and set aside to cool
  3. Cut grilled bread into big chunks
  4. Place in large salad bowl with other ingredients.  Toss with balsamic and olive oil, season with salt and pepper and enjoy!