Panzanella Salad

Spicy Sausage Panzanella


A spicy and savory salad that can be a side or main dish.


  • 45 Spicy Italian sausage links, grilled and sliced
  • 1 loaf of Ciabatta bread, cubed
  • 1 can of Artichoke hearts, drained and cut in half
  • 1 Cucumber, peeled and sliced (I only peeled a few strips of the skin off and left the rest)
  • 1 Avocado, diced
  • 1 cup of Flat leaf parsley, diced
  • 3 Green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Red wine vinegar
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Prepare all ingredients and combine vegetables in a large bowl.
  2. Mix extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar together to make dressing and pour half the mixture over the vegetables.
  3. Toss.
  4. Fold in sausage and cubed bread, and slowly add the rest of the dressing.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Enjoy 🙂


  • *If you’d like to have a bit of crunch to your salad, toast your cubed bread on a cookie sheet at 300 degrees for 15-20 minutes. You can also use day old bread that has staled some.