Pumpkin Seed Bread Salad Recipe

Pumpkin Seed Bread Salad Recipe

How To Make Pumpkin Seed Bread Salad

This Italian bread salad comes with toasted pumpkin seeds and celery leaves, celery, and sauteed scallions tossed with browned bread pieces.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 50 minutes



  • 1crusty country Italian bread
  • ¼cupextra virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4tbspunsalted butter,(2 oz)
  • 4clovesgarlic
  • 8scallions
  • 4celery ribs
  • ¾cupsalted shelled pumpkin seeds
  • 1cupcelery leaves,coarsely chopped
  • ¼cupmedium dry sherry


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Slice the bread 1 inch thick. Using fingers, pull the bread into coarse shreds.

  3. Spread the shreds of bread on 2 large, rimmed baking sheets.

  4. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss the bread to coat thoroughly.

  5. Bake the bread on the upper and lower oven racks for about 20 minutes, shifting the baking sheets between racks halfway through or until the shreds are golden brown and lightly crisp. Let the toasted bread cool.

  6. Melt the butter in a medium skillet.

  7. Add the sliced garlic and cook over moderately low heat for about 3 minutes, stirring once or twice until fragrant and golden brown.

  8. Add the sliced scallions and sliced celery ribs and cook for about 6 minutes over moderately low heat, stirring once or twice, until the scallions are softened but the sliced celery is still slightly crisp.

  9. Just before serving the bread salad, transfer the toasted bread to a very large bowl. Add the toasted pumpkin seeds and the chopped celery leaves.

  10. Reheat the scallion mixture over moderately high heat until sizzling. Stir in the sherry and simmer for 30 seconds.

  11. Scrape the scallion mixture over the toasted bread in the bowl and toss until thoroughly combined. Season with salt and pepper and serve at once

  12. Make-Ahead: The bread salad can be prepared early in the day and stored at room temperature. Reheat the scallion mixture and toss with the toasted bread just before serving.


  • Calories: 203.51kcal
  • Fat: 13.32g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.00g
  • Trans Fat: 0.16g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.83g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.71g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.37g
  • Fiber: 1.92g
  • Sugar: 0.83g
  • Protein: 5.34g
  • Cholesterol: 10.18mg
  • Sodium: 180.12mg
  • Calcium: 48.11mg
  • Potassium: 194.70mg
  • Iron: 2.05mg
  • Vitamin A: 61.50µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.41mg
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