Indulge in the vibrant flavors of fall with this irresistible Fall Panzanella Salad recipe. It's a delightful symphony of autumnal goodness in every bite.


  • 1 large loaf whole grain bakery bread, cubed into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup Della Terra organic extra virgin olive oil, divided in half
  • 2 cups Brussels sprouts, remove stems and cut in half
  • 1l arge butternut squash, peeled and cubed into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 large red beet, peeled and cubed into bite-sized pieces
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • ⅔ cup dried cranberries
  • 20 roasted chestnuts, peeled and chopped
  • 1½ cups spinach or dino kale, julienned
  • 1½ teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • crispy shallots (vegan)
  • creamy chèvre or ricotta salata, crumbled (vegetarian)
  • crispy pancetta or lardons (omnivores)

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine all dressing ingredients, whisking well, and set aside.
  3. Toss brussels sprout halves, butternut squash cubes, and beet cubes with ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and black pepper. Spread veggies in a single layer on a baking sheet or two. Sprinkle with chopped thyme and bake for 25 minutes, stirring once. Remove and place into a large salad bowl for later mixing.
  4. Toss cubed bread with remaining ½ cup olive oil. Spread out on a sheet pan and toast for no longer than 10 minutes. They should be crispy on the outside, but still slightly soft inside. Set aside to cool.
  5. In the salad bowl with the roasted vegetables, add the cranberries, chestnuts and leafy greens. Add the croutons and mix all ingredients evenly. Pour the dressing over the salad, tossing again, and let it all marinate for about 10 minutes. Add any optional toppings and serve at room temperature.


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