Fruit season is one of my favourite seasons, but the problem is that it is so short, so I have to eat as much of it as I can. To get all the fruits in that I can, I had to find a way to fit it into breakfast, lunch and dinner. At first, it seemed like a challenge, and then I discovered grilling fruit! Giving fruit, especially peaches, nectarines, and apricots, a quick grill, caramelizes all the natural sugars, so good! One day I had this idea to add the grilled fruits to a Panzanella salad, and it has now become my summer staple.
What is a Panzanella salad? A Panzanella salad is a Tuscan chopped salad that uses stale bread, onion, and tomatoes. It is dressed with olive oil and vinegar and topped with basil and sometimes mozzarella cheese. The options are limitless. Panzanella, and grilled fruit, are the perfect side to meats like chicken, steak, shrimp or salmon, but is also excellent on its own.
Here is how you make Grilled Fruit Panzanella Salad: