Pretzel Panzanella Salad with Mustard Dressing

Pretzel Panzanella Salad with Mustard Dressing Red Onion and Cucumber

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.

Pretzel Panzanella Salad with Mustard Dressing Red Onion and Cucumber

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.

Pretzel Panzanella Salad with Mustard Dressing

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.

Pretzel Panzanella Salad with Mustard Dressing

This pretzel panzanella salad features delicious flavors like:

◉ Soft pretzels

◉ Red onion

◉ Bacon

◉ Cucumber

◉ Mustard

Pretzel Panzanella Salad with Mustard Dressing

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!

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Pretzel Panzanella Salad with Mustard Dressing
This Pretzel Panzanella Salad with Mustard Dressing is easy to make, tossing pretzels and fresh veggies together in a sweet and tangy mustard dressing.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Fry bacon; set aside, reserving 1 tablespoon of bacon grease.
  2. Saute red onion in bacon grease for two to three minutes, until they just begin to soften.
  3. In a large bowl, mix pretzels, red onion, cucumber, and crumbled bacon.
  4. In another bowl, whisk remaining ingredients together; pour over pretzel mixture. Give it a good toss and enjoy!

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