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Gluten Free Greek-Style Panzanella Salad on serving dish

Gluten Free Greek-Style Panzanella Salad


  • Author: Dalya Rubin
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Get ready to fall in love with this Gluten Free Greek-Style Panzanella Salad, made with the freshest of tomatoes & cucumber, along with other veggies, homemade croutons & delicious creamy greek dressing!


Ingredients

Scale

For the Salad:

  • 4 Pure Flavor® Organic Mini Cucumbers, sliced into circles
  • 1 container Pure Flavor® Organic Sangria® Medley Tomatoes, halved 
  • 1 ½ cups chopped asparagus, cut into 1 1/2 “ pieces (remove the bottom 1-2 inches of stems first) (approx ¾ of a bunch)
  • ¼ cup kalamata olives, sliced
  • 2 avocados, cubed
  • 2 cooked beet (I recommend store-bought cooked), cubed

For the Croutons:

  • 6 slices gluten free bread, cut into 1 ½” cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt 
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

Dressing: 

  • 2 clove garlic, minced finely
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup dairy free yogurt (I recommend the Silk Oat Yeah Vanilla yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (regular or vegan)

 


Instructions

Prepare the Croutons:

 

Prepare the Dressing:

 

Prepare the Salad: 

  1. To blanch the asparagus, bring a pot filled with at least 4 inches of water to a boil. 
  2. Carefully add the cut asparagus to the boiling water and cook for 2 minutes. 
  3. Immediately, transfer the blanched asparagus to a bowl filled with ice cold water for 1 minute. 
  4. Then, place the cold asparagus onto paper towels to dry. 
  5. Next, in a large bowl, combine all the salad ingredients: sliced cucumber, halved tomatoes (both kinds), blanched asparagus, olives, avocado and beets. 
  6. Mix in the cooked & cooled croutons. 
  7. Before serving, drizzle ¾ of the dressing over the salad and toss until all ingredients are coated in the dressing. Taste and add more dressing if needed. Enjoy!
  • Category: Salads

Keywords: Gluten Free Greek-Style Panzanella Salad, panzanella salad, greek salad, gluten free greek salad, summer greek salad