Sunday, August 5

Recipe: Greek Style Panzanella Salad with Kalamata Olives, Feta Cheese, and Homemade Pan-Fried Croutons

Greek Style Panzanella Salad with cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta cheese, and homemade croutons 2 -
This traditional Italian tomato and bread salad is given a Greek twist with feta cheese and kalamata olives. Olive oil croutons are hard to resist (recipe here).

Do you ever wonder why I don't post more recipes on Farmgirl Fare? Sometimes I do too. It's partly because I'm really picky about the recipes I share with you, partly a time factor thing, and partly because I'm often still making the same (already shared) favorites over and over again. Like this Greek Style Panzanella Salad.

It's cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, kalamata olives, feta cheese, red onion, and crunchy, pan-fried olive oil croutons, tossed with a flavorful red wine vinaigrette. For an extra boost of protein and fiber, you can stir in some organic garbanzo beans.

I pretty much lived on this salad for several weeks last summer and am ready to do it again. It makes a great side dish for grilled meats and a perfect light supper or lunch. I've even eaten the leftovers for breakfast. You'll find the recipe here. Enjoy!

Hungry for more than salad? There are links to all my sweet and savory Less Fuss, More Flavor recipes in the Farmgirl Fare Recipe Index.

©, where we'll eat pretty much pan-fried anything.


  1. this is one of my favs! thanks for a great idea for lunch tomorrow!

  2. I'm with you, I could live on this!

  3. Hooray! This is one of our favorites too. Cukes coming, tomatoes just starting to come, olives and feta, sweet peppers, check. Cannot wait to chop, mix and scarf! Your recipes are truly the best. Thanks soooo much for sharing!

  4. This looks so yummy!! My hubby and kids are not fond of feta and olives so I'd have to make it all for me. Your blog is wonderful. I just found it recently and subscribed. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. YUM!! There is no problem with making the same recipes over and over, that just means they are GREAT!! I always love any of your recipes that I make! :)

  6. Nom nom nom nom. I love this kind of salad but I never thought of adding croutons. I just had to show my mom how to make Greek salad dressing since my dad likes my dressing better than my mom's :-O It's different than yours, I see. I focus on lemon juice instead vinegar.

  7. Not sure if my last comment went though cause my internet pooped out. Here's what I meant to say:

    I'm ::Drooling:: at the thought of your recipe! Never considered making homemade croutons on the stovetop using my cast iron skillet. What a great way to keep the house cool and avoid using the oven. It's necessary these days, especially with the weather being over 100 degrees every day here in Dallas. It rained here pretty heavily on Thursday & Friday last week, too, so we must have gotten hit by the same storm. :)

    I just bookmarked your site. Love the recipes & pictures, even though the pics make me homesick for my sister and aunt's farms back in eastern kansas. It's so lonely without animals! Hope you're doing well after the rain. Can't wait to try the recipe.



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