panzanella with marmalade dressing

Mackays Blogger Challenge – Panzanella with marmalade dressing

As it’s Seville season, Mackays are  running a #mackaysmarmalademarch campaign to showcase a variety of ways to use their delicious marmalades.

I wanted to try something savoury, so decided to use their seville orange marmalade towards a lovely sweet dressing, this is where the panzanella comes in! The Marmalade dressing is sharp, tangy with a hint of sweetness which would also work well with other salads.

Panzanella is essentially a bread salad. This recipe is best served straight away so the bread is still warm. It was a huge hit at home with my family. I Served it in a large bowl and it easily served 4 as a lunch.

panzanella with marmalade dressing


  • 2 tablespoons Seville marmalade
  • 4 tablespoons good quality olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 4 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • Half a loaf of stale or one day old bread
  • 500g tomatoes on the vine
  • 1 red onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic paste or 1/2 clove garlic
  • 1 bunch of basil
  • a few small mint leaves
  • 250g halloumi
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of capers


  • Tear the bread into bite size chunks at put in the oven for 20 minutes at 175’C
  • Chop the tomatoes and onion and take the leaves off the basil (keep the stalks too)
  • Put half of the tomatoes, onion, basil and all the stalks into a blender with the marmalade, olive oil, vinegar, and garlic and blitz until smooth.
  • Slice and pan-fry the halloumi (in a dry pan) and then cut into bite size chunks
  • In a large serving bowl mix all the ingredients together- bread, halloumi, tomatoes, onions, basil, mint, capers and dressing
  • And tuck in! It’s best eaten fresh.

panzanella with marmalade dressing

Hope you enjoy, we did! I have made this before without marmalade, but we all agreed that it tastes much nicer with it! So why not celebrate the Marmalade Festival (held in Cumbria from March 1st- 8th) by making this delicious panzanella.

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panzanella with marmalade dressing


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