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Awesome Panzanella Salad Recipe (Paleo)!

Enjoy this amazingly delicious Panzanella salad recipe with a freshly made Paleo dressing all summer long!  Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free and vegan!

Course Appetizer, Bread, dressing/sauce, Entree, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 402 kcal
Author Christine Galvani


  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 crispy waffle, cut into cubes (recipe on my site)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried herbs
  • 1/2 cucumber (seeded and sliced into cubes)
  • 1/2 slice yellow pepper (cut into small cubes)
  • 1 slice red onion
  • 10 leaves basil (chopped)
  • 2 cups chopped lettuce of your choice
  • 2 tomatoes, large
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


  1. Heat olive oil in cast iron skillet (or another skillet), on medium-low.  Add the cubed waffles pieces and saute until toasted, about 5-8 minutes. Keep an eye on them so they don't burn.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk, the minced garlic, dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper (last six ingredients).  This is the Paleo salad dressing.

  3. In a large bowl, add all the chopped vegetables, basil, lettuce, "croutons".  Pour over the dressing and stir to mix.

  4. Best served at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

*Please note:  the nutrition facts label is only for salad and not for waffle which is used for croutons.  For the waffle nutrition label, go to that post to view.  

*Cherry tomatoes are also delicious in the recipe, especially if regular tomatoes are not available.

Nutrition Facts
Awesome Panzanella Salad Recipe (Paleo)!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 402 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Sodium 796mg33%
Potassium 342mg10%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1050IU21%
Vitamin C 15.4mg19%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.