Do you ever want camping food ideas that require NO COOKING and use stale bread?!?

Do you ever want no cook camping meals that use stale bread?!?

This Panzanella Salad No Cook Camping Recipe is so fast, light and refreshing you won’t want to put down your fork!

This is a photo of no cook camping food on a blue camp plate with beautiful trees in the background of a remote campsite setting. This is one of our favorite no cook camping meals to make as a light lunch or as a side or starter dish to a larger camp meal. The Panzanella Salad No Cook Camping Recipe features a base of bread cubes and lots of vegetables including tomatoes, bell peppers, fresh spinach, cucumber, onions, basil, yellow bell pepper and fresh marinated mozzarella balls. All of the ingredients are tossed in an easy homemade dressing. The recipe is perfect when camping during times of fire restrictions because it is one of those simple camping food ideas requiring no cooking.

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Panzanella Salad No Cook Camping Recipe

This salad serves 4 but easily scales down if you need to make camping meals for two.


Step 1. Cube the bread.

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You can either slice or tear the bread into bite sized pieces.

Camp Cooking Tip: When you make a bread salad you want to use a slightly stale bread that is a tad hard … if you use bread that is too fresh, it will get soggy when you add the other ingredients.

I like making this salad toward the end of a long camping trip because even though all of the ingredients in this Panzanella Salad No Cook Camping Recipe are fresh, they easily maintain their freshness throughout the trip … EXCEPT for the bread which I actually WANT to get slightly stale.

Don’t forget to use knives with blade covers to keep your knives sharp and to prevent accidents when packing and traveling on your camping trips!

 

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Step 2. Chop the veggies.

Camping Flexible Cutting Mats is great gear for making this Panzanella Salad No Cook Camping Recipe which is one of our favorite no cook camping meals!Camping Flexible Cutting MatsCamping Flexible Cutting Mats is great gear for making this Panzanella Salad No Cook Camping Recipe which is one of our favorite no cook camping meals!

This no cook camping meal goes together so quickly that you will prep all the veggies at the same time.

You’ll be chopping the tomatoes, cucumber (peeled and seeded first), onion, bell pepper, spinach, basil, garlic and rosemary.

My favorite Camping Flexible Cutting Mats are great for funneling food directly into bowls and cooking pots!

 

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Step 3. Make the dressing.

Many of our camping salads start with an easy homemade dressing … this is one of those.

To make the simple dressing for this Panzanella Salad No Cook Camping Recipe, you just whisk together the garlic, rosemary, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper until emulsified and completely blended together.


Step 4. Toss the bread and dressing.

In a large bowl, toss the bread with the dressing to coat the cubes.


Step 5. Toss in the veggies.

Now add the spinach, basil, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, bell pepper and mozzarella balls. You will continue tossing until all of the ingredients are combined.


Step 6. Serve it.

That’s it! Grab a fork and serve this Panzanella Salad No Cook Camping Recipe immediately. It makes satisfying easy camping lunches for 4 people or a side or starter for 8.

Panzanella Salad No Cook Camping Recipe by CampingForFoodies


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Prep Time 20 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (1 pound) loaf Italian bread, slightly stale
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups fresh marinated mozzarella balls
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup oil from the marinated mozzarella balls
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

    1. Cube the bread. You can either slice or tear the bread into bite sized pieces.
    2. Chop the veggie: tomatoes, cucumber (peeled and seeded first), red onion, bell pepper, fresh spinach, basil leaves, garlic and rosemary.
    3. Make the dressing by whisking together the garlic, rosemary, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper until emulsified and completely blended together.
    4. In large bowl, toss the bread with the dressing to coat the cubes.
    5. Now add the spinach, basil, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, bell pepper and mozzarella balls and continue tossing until all ingredients are combined.
    6. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 352Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 473mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 15g


I really like this Panzanella Salad No Cook Camping Recipe because I don’t have to worry about the bread going stale when we are on a long camping trip … I actually WANT that to happen (which seems really strange).

But beyond that, this no cook camping food is such a refreshing change from a more typical camp lunch menu.

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