Perfect, easy, hearty and rewarding vegan family dish packed with nutrients! Feast of tastes and textures: crunchy bread, sauteed and/or fresh veggies, a handful of soft vegan cheese and spices. A big bowl of hearty, healthy, simple and cheap seasonal ingredients for a picnic, breakfast, lunch or a snack.
Summer Vegan Panzanella
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Perfect, easy, hearty and rewarding vegan family dish packed with nutrients! Feast of tastes and textures: crunchy bread, sauteed and/or fresh veggies, a handful of soft vegan cheese and spices. A big bowl of hearty, healthy and so simple and cheap seasonal ingredients to meet a perfect picnic, breakfast, lunch or just gathering with your loved ones.

Servings: 4
Author: adapted from Yumsome's Simple Vegan Panzanella
Ingredients
  • 5 - 6 slices of stale bread, sourdough works best
  • 1 onion
  • 2 - 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 zucchinis, medium sized, sliced not too thin
  • bell pepper, sliced
  • olives, handfull
  • 3 tomatoes, fresh, cubed
  • 2 cloves of garlic, or to your taste
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • lemon slices and/or juice
  • fresh herbs, to your taste
  • spring onions, optional
  • sesame or other seeds, optional
  • a handfull of vegan cheese or tofu, to your liking
Instructions
  1. Toast slices of bread and cut into cubes. 

  2. In a large skillet or some other pan you have, saute onions and zucchini till they are all nice and soft. 

  3. If using, you can saute bell peppers and garlic too, or add them fresh, both works just fine. 

  4. Season to taste. 

  5. Put bread in the big bowl, add sauteed and fresh veggies and lemon juice (tbsp or two), cheese or tofu if using, and toss and turn gently, so it's all nicely combined. Taste the seasonings, add more if needed.  

  6. Garnish with fresh herbs, seeds or to your liking. 

  7. Serve immediately to your loved ones and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This is just the way I made Panzanella and please take it as an example and inspiration to your own creations. You can use more/less/or different veggies to your liking and what you have on hand and adjust the amounts to your needs.