Winter apple & squash panzanella

Winter apple & squash panzanella

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4
Give the classic Italian tomato and stale bread salad a seasonal twist with hazelnuts, cranberries, squash and apple

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal648
  • fat30g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs77g
  • sugars42g
  • fibre9g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.8g


  • ½ large butternut squash, cut into chunks
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 sage leaves, chopped
  • 2 apples, cored and sliced into slim wedges



    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 3 tbsp clear honey
  • 4 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 200g leftover crusty bread (we used ciabatta), torn into chunks
  • 100g hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • 200g bag chopped kale



    A member of the cabbage family, kale comes in two forms: kale, which has smooth leaves, and…

  • 100g dried cranberries


    A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North…


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put the squash on a baking tray, drizzle with 1 tbsp oil and scatter over the sage and some seasoning. Toss together, then bake for 30 mins.

  2. Add the apple slices to the tray, drizzle over the honey and toss with the squash. Put the bread on a separate tray and return both trays to the oven. Bake for another 10-15 mins until the squash and apple are tender and starting to caramelise, and the bread is crisp. Meanwhile, toast the hazelnuts in a small pan until golden. Remove the trays from the oven and set aside to cool a little.

  3. Whisk the remaining oil, the honey and vinegar in a large bowl with some seasoning. Add the kale, cranberries, hazelnuts, squash apples and toasted bread. Toss everything together, then transfer to a platter or plates to serve.

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27th Dec, 2017
Really delicious salad to accompany a good Christmas ham
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