Salmon and Capers Panzanella Salad #SundaySupper || Erin Brighton | gluten free | salads | easy dinners

Salmon and Capers Panzanella Salad #SundaySupper

Happy Mother’s Day! For Mother’s Day, all I wanted to do was to sleep in but with five kids, I just know that’s asking way too much. My second choice is dinner that makes itself. This Salmon and Capers Panzanella salad is almost a dinner that makes itself. I will take what I can get!

If you, too, are looking for an amazing salad that can stand alone as a meal, make this Salmon and Capers Panzanella Salad. This salad will come together quickly, it looks lovely, and everyone will rave about it. I promise. A nice thing about a panzanella salad is that they like to sit for 30 minutes or so to absorb all the flavors. Chit chat, have another glass of wine, and then serve this masterpiece.

Salmon and Capers Panzanella Salad #SundaySupper || Erin Brighton | gluten free | salads | easy dinners
Salmon and Capers Panzanella Salad #SundaySupper

In any panzanella salad, one of your most delicious components better be the PAN – or bread – right? If you are gluten-free, like many of us over here, you are going to want to make your own amazing croutons. SO EASY. You will never go back to store bought. For this salmon and capers panzanella salad, I used Glutino multigrain bread to make our croutons. Yum.

Salmon and Capers Panzanella Salad #SundaySupper || Erin Brighton | gluten free | salads | easy dinners
Easy and delicious. Perfect for dinner.

All you need to do is cut the bread into large chunks and toss the bread with a generous amount of olive oil, salt, and Italian dried herbs. Spread evenly on a cookie sheet and bake at 450 for 8 to 10 minutes. Keep an eye on them and remove from the oven when they look a little bit crispy. Set aside.

You can certainly make a panzanella salad without any salmon on it but, if you would like to serve this as a main course, the salmon will add some depth to it!

Salmon and Capers Panzanella Salad #SundaySupper || Erin Brighton | gluten free | salads | easy dinners

For this salmon and capers panzanella salad, my daughter prepared one previously frozen salmon filet (thanks, Costco!) by wrapping it in foil and covering it with salt, garlic, rosemary, and some lemon. Wrap your salmon and bake for about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.

For the rest of the ingredients, think traditionally! Crispy romaine lettuce, large chunks of tomatoes and cucumbers, thin slices of red onion. For an unexpected kick, add capers or sauteed mushrooms. Such a delicious addition! And, since it is radish season here, we added thinly sliced radishes.

Salmon and Capers Panzanella Salad

This easy and delicious Salmon and Capers Panzanella Salad will make an excellent lunch or main dish at dinner!
Course Salad
Cuisine Vegetarian / Pescaterian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 226 kcal
Author Erin Brighton

Ingredients

For the dressing:

  • 4 T olive oil
  • 3 T red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 lemon squeezed
  • 3 cloves garlic , crushed
  • 1/2 t sea salt

For the salad

  • 1 filet of salmon , baked
  • 6-8 slices bread , chopped for croutons
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1-2 tomatoes , chopped
  • 1 English cucumber , chopped
  • 8 oz mushrooms , sauteed
  • 1/4 red onion , sliced thinly
  • 2 - 3 T capers
  • 1 small bunch basil
  • A few radishes , sliced

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing. Set aside.
  2. Prepare your salmon. Let cool.
  3. Prepare your croutons.
  4. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  5. Toss with dressing.
  6. You can let this salad sit for about 15 to 30 minutes before serving.
Salmon and Capers Panzanella Salad #SundaySupper || Erin Brighton | gluten free | salads | easy dinners
Salmon and Capers Panzanella Salad

AND, if you are looking for more amazing recipe ideas to help celebrate Mother’s Day today, be sure to check out all of these ideas from the Sunday Supper family!

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