BLT Panzanella Salad

  • ktleyed Posted: 09/05/14
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    This was so delicious! We all loved it! I used Jersey beefsteak tomatoes instead of the heirloom, but otherwise followed it as written, using a fig balsamic and basil olive oil. Definitely a keeper for end of summer garden vegetables!

  • bendercath Posted: 09/28/13
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    Amazing amazing amazing. Delicious for the eyes and the taste! I made this when my parents came to visit and we were licking the plate.

  • njsusan2 Posted: 07/15/13
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    Best salad ever. Used red leaf lettuce and ciabatta - outstanding!!

  • daneanp Posted: 01/06/14
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    This is incredible and I didn't even have heirloom tomatoes (I used vine-ripened) or fresh corn (I used frozen - thawed). I used pancetta because I had some that needed to be used up. I can't wait to make this a lot in the summer months. I will also be making this for guests. The only addition that could make this an out-of-this-world dish, albeit not as "light," would be adding some yummy goat cheese crumbles on top.

  • jmeleeS Posted: 07/15/13
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    Hands down one of the best salads! Just made this salad last night for dinner with some simple seasoned & grilled flank steak and couldn't have been happier with the total meal. Note, the magazine says this one takes 25 minutes, but count on 30-40; it's very much worth the time / effort and ingredients! My only changes were to layer out the large tomato in the bottom of an oval serving dish and sprinkle with salt & pepper, then all other ingredients (minus the bacon & mayo mix) went into a large bowl for tossing. I piled the whole mess above the tomatoes and drizzled with the may mix and bacon (was out of basil so didn't use it; didn't miss it). Overall, I couldn't stop eating this AMAZING dish! It was so cool, refreshing and had just the right amount of dressing. All flavors work so well together, I wouldn't sub a thing. C.L. has a real summertime winner in this one and it looks so pretty with all the colors. Wouldn't hestiate to make again (or for compay); enjoy!!

  • laura808 Posted: 07/24/14
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    I followed this recipe as written except I omitted the bacon, and served with simple grilled chicken quarters. I didn't use heirloom tomatoes, just because I had a few tomatoes from my garden that needed to be used. My husband & I loved this, it was delicious! I will definitely make this again and again over the summer, and I'm wanting to invite a few people over just so I can serve this dish ... can't wait to make it again.

  • PurdueWriter Posted: 08/06/13
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    I made this last night with heirloom tomatoes that my friend gave me from her garden. I also used some yellow cherry tomatoes. I halved the recipe for just the two of us. Wow. This is beyond awesome. It takes awhile to make it, but well worth the time. I used red leaf lettuce and turkey bacon. I might add some finely minced garlic to the dressing next time. I plated it on a rectangle serving platter and it was beautiful! Hubby said, "Three thumbs up!" Served it with simple chicken roll ups stuffed with ham, low fat Jarlesburg cheese and asparagus. Great meal!!


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