This Pretzel Panzanella Salad with Mustard Dressing is easy to make, tossing pretzels and fresh veggies together in a sweet and tangy mustard dressing.
What is Panzanella Salad?
It’s a Tuscan salad that consists of hearty hunks of stale bread mixed with tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, and other delicious chopped salad veggies which all get tossed in a vinaigrette dressing.
The vegetables are coated in the dressing and the bread soaks up the rest—way better than any spinach or arugula ever could!
If you’re a bread lover—like me—this is the salad for you.
Fun Fact: What Does Panzanella Mean?
In Italian, pane means bread and—in this day and age—Zanella is a popular brand of Italian pants, however, it is believed that the word panzanella refers to bread served in a zanella—or, in this context, a large, deep serving plate.
What To Serve With Panzanella?
Panzanella is a salad but it lacks leafy green vegetables—now, you can absolutely add some spinach or arugula to your panzanella OR—serve it with roasted green beans or steamed broccoli with a little bit of butter.
For your main dish, I recommend any type of grilled meat or seafood.
Try this pretzel panzanella salad with my Garlic Brown Sugar Bratwurst and Sauerkraut.
This pretzel panzanella salad features delicious flavors like:
◉ Soft pretzels
◉ Red onion
How To Make The Pretzel Panzanella Salad with Mustard Dressing:
Step one — Cook the soft pretzel nuggets according to the package.
Step two — Fry bacon, reserving 1 tbsp of the bacon grease, set bacon aside.
Step three — Cook red onion in reserved bacon grease for two to three minutes until, coated in bacon flavor, they begin to soften.
Step four — In a small bowl, whisk the apple cider vinegar, mustard, olive oil, honey, salt, and dill.
Step five — In a large bowl, mix pretzels, red onion, cucumber, and crumbled bacon; pour the mustard dressing on top of everything, give it a good toss, and enjoy!