Pumpkin Panzanella with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 Cost Per Serving $1.20
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2 cupsPumpkin, peeled and about small dice
1Medium Zucchini, small dice
12Cherry Tomatoes
1 cupCelery, peeled and diced
8 clovesGarlic, with peel on (optional, do not use if you are experiencing gas or bloating)
1 cupHard Sourdough Bread, cubed (1 inch)
1 tspFresh Thyme, stem removed
1 tbspFresh Sage
2 tspGrainy or Dijon Mustard
1 tspHoney
1 tbspCider Vinegar
1 1/2 tbspOlive Oil
To tasteSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Season pumpkin, zucchini, celery and garlic (optional) with the fresh thyme, sage, olive oil and a pinch of salt.Combine well and place on a baking tray lined with parchment. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. Cut a shallow X into the bottom of each cherry tomato, place on a small baking tray, cut side up, and bake for about 5 minutes until the tomato skin starts to blister. Remove, allow to cool and then carefully peel off the skins. Squeeze out as many seeds as you can and roughly chop the tomatoes.
  4. Combine the tomatoes with bread and the remaining vegetables out of the oven. Whisk dijon mustard with honey, cider vinegar and ½ tbsp of olive oil, dress the salad. Season to taste.


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