I had to try this recipe out after having a wonderful Pea Panzanella at a friend's house. Panzanella is basically an Italian dish involving stale bread and usually tomatoes, olive oil, and other herbs and ingredients. However, the pea version doesn't have tomatoes, but certainly makes use of a number of green vegetables instead. It's really a wonderful springtime dish and I guess the recent warm weather has me thinking spring (despite the fact it is February).
This Pea Panzanella is adapted slightly from Michael Chiarello's recipe of the Food Network. It has a great, fresh taste and is loaded with healthy ingredients: peas, olive oil, spring greens, and fresh herbs. I hope you like it as much as we did. It's a great dish to serve at a party or just for something different (and vegetarian) for an everyday side dish or main entr