winter panzanella

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The Seasonal Take on a Beloved Warm-Weather Recipe
We don't often eat panzanella in winter, as the bread-and-veggie dish tends to brim with ripe summer tomatoes. Yet Bittman convinces us that the entrée salad can make a winning winter meal. He uses lacinato kale, a dark, purplish variety that grows through the winter in all but the chilliest climates. With its walnuts for crunch, mandarins for sweet juiciness and portobello mushroom "steaks," this meal will have you wondering what other summer recipes you can winterize (corn on the cob in February, anyone?).

Get the recipe: Winter Panzanella with Seared Portobello Steaks