Grilled Peach Panzanella

Grilled Peach Panzanella

Many good recipes are born of cultural necessity. Folks got creative with leftovers in efforts to feed many and avoid spoilage. Bread, a valuable commodity in many countries, couldn’t be wasted.

Panzanella, a Tuscan salad consisting of toasted, day-old bread dressed in olive oil, combined with a variety of fresh vegetables, can be traced as far back as the 16th century.

What started as a great way to use old bread has been transformed into a sophisticated modern dish in our recipe for Grilled Peach Panzanella.

A contemporary take on the Italian classic, our Panzanella incorporates delectable grilled peaches, shallot, whole-grain bread, cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil all dressed in a red wine vinaigrette.

gilled peach panzanella
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Peach Panzanella

Panzanella is an Italian salad made from torn bread that soaks up the juices of tomatoes and dressing. This version gets luscious sweetness from grilled peaches.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 29 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 236 kcal


  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 medium shallot thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) and ground black pepper (to taste; optional)
  • 3 slices whole-grain bread
  • 3 ripe medium peaches cut in half, pits removed
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves chopped


  1. Preheat grill to high

  2. Combine tomatoes, shallot, 2 tbsp. oil, vinegar, salt (if desired), and pepper (if desired); whisk to blend. Set aside.

  3. Toast bread on grill for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until browned. Cool; tear into bite-sized pieces. Place in a medium serving bowl. Set aside.

  4. Lightly coat cut side of peaches evenly with spray. Place cut side down on grill. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until just charred but still firm. Remove from heat. Cool; slice into bite-sized pieces.

  5. Add tomato mixture, peaches, and basil to bread; toss gently to blend.

  6. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Peach Panzanella
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 236 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 100mg4%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 6g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Container Equivalents
½ Green
1 Purple
1 Yellow
2 tsp.

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Photos and recipe by Kirsten Morningstar.