Chia Panzanella Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Refreshing and fragrant this recipe will never go unnoticed!

How It's Made


  • 4 cups French or gluten-free bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsps chia seeds
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 ½ cups fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup black olives, pitted and coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • 2 tbsps red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsps capers
  • 1 tsp Cane Sugar
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread bread cubes on baking sheet. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
  2. Heat oil in small saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook garlic 2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  3. Place all remaining ingredients in large serving bowl. Add olive oil mixture, and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Let stand 20 minutes to allow flavors to develop. Adjust seasonings if necessary, and serve.
Marie Richer
Recipe By

Marie Richer

Marie’s passion for healthy, organic food is evident in everything she does. She specializes in vegan and raw cooking with a special focus on the nutritional wonders of nuts and dried fruits. We’d tell you to visit her website, but you’re already on it!