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Cajun Panzanella Salad

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes


4-6 people

This classic Italian bread and tomato salad is fresh and is the perfect lunch or light supper. Salt & Lavender created this Cajun Panzanella Salad with Tony’s Creole-Style Italian Salad Dressing and Original Creole Seasoning.

Cajun Panzanella Salad

Kitchen Tip : Cajun Panzanella Salad


  • 4 Cups Bread Cut into Croutons (Any Good Crusty Bread will Work)

  • 1 Teaspoon Tony’s Original Creole Seasoning

  • 3 Cloves Garlic Minced

  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil

  • 1 1/2 Pounds Assorted Little Tomatoes, Halved

  • 1/2 Cucumber, Chopped

  • 2 Bell Peppers, Chopped

  • 1/3 Cup Chopped Red Onion, or to Taste

  • 10 Large Leaves Fresh Basil, Sliced Thin

  • 1/2 Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese

  • 1/3 Cup Tony’s Creole-Style Italian Salad Dressing, or to Taste

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  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and move the rack to the middle position. Line a baking sheet with foil for easy cleaning.
  2. Cut up your bread for the croutons and place them on the baking sheet. Evenly sprinkle them with Tony’s Original Creole Seasoning. Add the garlic and then the olive oil and use your hands to toss everything together. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the croutons are nice and crisp.
  3. Meanwhile, prep your salad ingredients and add them to a large bowl.
  4. Once the croutons are done, let them cool for a few minutes, then add them to the salad. Toss with Tony’s Creole-Style Italian Salad Dressing and let the salad sit for about 5 minutes or so prior to serving to let the dressing soak into the croutons.


  1. Serves 4-6 depending on whether it’s more of a main or side dish.
  2. This recipe is a great way to use up bread that is a few days old, but you can always use fresh.

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