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Hamburger bun panzanella

Easy Panzanella Recipe

Need leftover hamburger bun ideas? Try this easy hamburger bun panzanella recipe! It's fresh, bright, and perfect for summer.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Inactive Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 396kcal


  • Mixing Bowls
  • Baking sheet
  • Whisk


  • 6 hamburger buns torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 cup chopped fruit such as cherries, nectarines, peaches, or roasted grapes
  • 2 pounds tomatoes cored and chopped
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh herbs torn, such as basil, mint, and parsley or a mix
  • Salt and pepper to taste


For serving:

  • Fresh greens optional
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese optional


Prepare the bread:

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Arrange the torn bread on a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to the oven for 10-12 minutes. flipping once halfway through, until the bread is toasted and golden brown. Cook the bread in batches if the baking sheet isn't big enough to arrange the bread in an even layer. Transfer the bread to a large mixing bowl.

Prepare the fruit and tomatoes:

  • In another large bowl, combine the fruit, chopped tomatoes, freshly torn herbs, and 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and toss to combine. Set aside.

Prepare the vinaigrette:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients for the vinaigrette until emulsified. Taste and season to your preferences.

Prepare the panzenalla:

  • Pour the dressing over the fruit and toss to combine.
  • Pour the dressed fruit and tomatoes over the toasted bread and toss to combine. Taste and season to your preferences. Transfer to the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes depending on your bread.

To serve:

  • Arrange the panzanella on top of fresh greens and arrange torn mozzarella on top. Enjoy!


Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g | Sodium: 236mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin C: 21mg
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