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Grilled Panzanella: A Twist on the Traditional Italian Bread Salad

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Nothing better than a twist of a traditional dish. Lite and fun, with this recipe nothing could go wrong. Try this Italian dish thanks to Chris and Nestle Usa.



  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 6 tablespoons (BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil)
  • 6 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • Salt and ground black pepper


  • 1 1/2 pounds tomatoes, cored, seeded and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) rustic Italian, whole-wheat or French bread (10 to 12 inches long), sliced into 1-inch pieces, cut in half
  • 2 large bell peppers, any color, quartered
  • 1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 English cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, sliced thin
  • 1 shallot, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup shredded fresh basil, plus more for garnish
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