I came across this panzanella salad last week on The Bitten Word and it immediately jumped out at me. A beautiful combination of spring’s bounty, this salad is everything I’ve been craving.
My version consisted of romaine, red kale, asparagus, and radishes. I dressed it with a simple lemon caper vinaigrette: the juice and pulp from 1 lemon, a spoonful of capers and their brine, a dollop of spicy mustard, 1 heaping tablespoon diced shallots, good green olive oil, and a pinch of sugar to take the edge off. This dressing packs some serious punch. It’s bright and bold and wildly addictive. I’m head over heels in love with it.
Cool, crisp, and satisfying. This is one of those salads that makes you feel good about life.