Definition of panzanella in English:



  • A type of Tuscan salad made with anchovies, chopped salad vegetables, and bread soaked in dressing.

    ‘These thoughts were brought about by the fact that I wanted to make panzanella, a Tuscan salad that will gainfully employ good-quality stale bread.’
    • ‘The famed panzanella bread salads of Tuscany would be lost without their share of bread cubes soaked with vinaigrette.’
    • ‘And at the Sullivan Street Bakery, the owners make panzanella, the traditional Italian bread salad.’
    • ‘The two robust meat dishes I sampled - short ribs and lamb shoulder - were braised to a kind of savory, marshmallow softness and served, respectively, over panzanella and with a crumbling of tangy sheep's-milk cheese.’
    • ‘The croutons in the panzanella salad were about the size of golf balls and nearly as difficult to eat.’



/ˌpanzəˈnelə/ /ˌpænzəˈnɛlə/


Italian, from pane ‘bread’ + zanella ‘small basket’.