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Panzanella is a Tuscan salad that I normally make during the summertime, showcasing sweet tomatoes from friends' gardens and our High Ground Organics CSA. I had seen 'grilled panzanella' on a menu somewhere and decided to create my own version with some late summer tomatoes and early autumn oyster mushrooms. Hence the 'clash of the seasons.' Summer produce collides with Autumn. The grill skillet allowed me to toast the bread cubes over a grill and add some amazing smoky flavor without mangling my bread cubes on skewers or losing them between the grill slats.
- 5 C cubed bread (I used a sourdough loaf)
- 5 shallots, peeled and quartered lengthwise
- 3 T fresh parsley, chopped
- olive oil
- freshly ground salt
- 2 C oyster mushrooms
- 1/2 C asparagus, chopped into 1/2" pieces
- white balsamic vinegar
- 1 C wild arugula leaves
- 2 C tomatoes, cubed
Preheat your grill.
In a large mixing bowl, toss the bread cubes, shallots, and parsley with salt and olive oil. In another mixing bowl, toss the oyster mushrooms and asparagus with salt and olive oil.
In your grill pan or skillet, grill the bread till it's nicely toasted. Remove the bread to a mixing bowl.
Spoon the mushrooms and asparagus into the skillet and grill till slightly softened. Spoon that mixture into the same bowl as the bread. Add in the tomatoes and arugula. toss to coat with a drizzle of olive oil and white balsamic vinegar. Serve immediately.
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