It was many man years ago when I learned about panzanella for the first time.
That was when one of my then favorite TV chefs, Michael Chiarello, was making it.
I was initially skeptical about using bread for salad like this, but when I actually tried it, I fell in love.
I forgot about it for many years, and then the other day I wanted something light yet satisfying for lunch, and the idea came to me.
Panzanella is typically made with tomatoes, but I experimented a little bit with this one.
I had delicious Cara Cara oranges, and they were absolutely perfect!
Homemade hard crusted bread, Cara Cara oranges, red grapes, arugula, and red onion.
The dressing was made with olive salad, capers, mustard, and maple syrup.