Muffuletta Panzanella

What do you get when you put the delicious ingredients of a Muffuletta sandwich in a Panzanella salad? The ultimate bread salad, bursting with ripe tomatoes, olives, salami, Sopressata, and mozzarella cheese! It's hearty enough to make it a refreshing summer meal.
Muffuletta Panzanella Salad in a white bowl with bread, tomatoes, olives, salami, soppressata, and mozzarella cheese
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5 from 4 votes
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 578kcal
Author Liren Baker


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Sourdough bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 6 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large tomatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cucumber, halved, seeded, and cut into 1/4 inch pieces
  • 2 roasted red peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces (jarred works well)
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 14 oz can medium black olives, halved
  • 1 cup Fiorucci Foods Hard Salami Paninos, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced Fiorucci Foods Sopressata
  • 10 basil leaves, chopped

For the Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 2 teaspoons finely minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • Place the oil in a deep sided sauté pan over low to medium heat. Add the bread and salt, and toss to evenly coat the bread on all sides. Let it toast on the stove for about 10 minutes, tossing frequently, until golden brown. Set aside.
  • Place the tomatoes, cucumber, red peppers, red onion, and olives in a large bowl.
  • Make the vinaigrette by whisking together the garlic, mustard, and vinegar. While whisking gradually add the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and toss into the vegetables.
  • Add the toasted bread, sliced Paninos, and Sopressata, and toss to combine. Let it sit for about 15 minutes, and serve immediately.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 578kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 1787mg | Potassium: 339mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3.5mg
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