Root vegetable panzanella with black beans and cremini mushrooms

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Root vegetable panzanella with black beans and cremini mushrooms

Family-Friendly, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Mediterranean, Vegan

2 Servings, 650 Calories/Serving

30–45 Minutes

Warm oil brings the aroma of winter spices to life in our vegan panzanella, a cold-weather version of the Italian bread salad.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sun Basket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • 3 organic carrots
  • ½ pound organic turnips or other root vegetable
  • Sun Basket winter spice blend (cinnamon - allspice - cloves - nutmeg)
  • Sun Basket maple vinaigrette base (red wine vinegar - maple syrup)
  • 1 ciabatta roll
  • 6 ounces organic cremini or other button mushrooms
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • 1 organic orange
  • 4 or 5 sprigs organic fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 ounces organic baby spinach or other leafy greens

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 650, Protein: 18g (36% DV), Fiber: 15g (60% DV), Total Fat: 25g (38% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 19g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 3.5g (18% DV), Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV), Sodium: 660mg (28% DV), Carbohydrates: 89g (30% DV), Total Sugars: 26g, Added Sugars: 6g (12% DV).
Contains: Wheat

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Roast the root vegetables

Heat the oven to 425°F.
  • Scrub or peel the carrots and trim the ends; cut the carrots in half lengthwise, then crosswise into 2-inch lengths.
  • Scrub or peel the turnips; cut the turnips in half lengthwise, then cut each half into ½-inch wedges.
On a sheet pan or in a medium baking dish, toss the carrots and turnips with 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] oil; season with salt and pepper. Spread in an even layer and roast, stirring halfway through, until the vegetables are tender and starting to brown, 18 to 20 minutes.
While the vegetables roast, prepare the rest of the meal.


Make the vinaigrette

  • Place the winter spice blend in a small heatproof bowl.
In a large frying pan over medium heat, warm 2 tablespoons [¼ cup] oil until hot but not smoking, watching closely to prevent scorching. Carefully pour the oil over the winter spice blend and stir or whisk to combine. Add the maple vinaigrette base and stir to combine; season to taste with salt and pepper. Do not clean the pan.


Make the croutons

  • Cut the ciabatta in half horizontally.
In the same pan used to heat the oil, warm 1 to 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the ciabatta, cut sides down, and toast, turning once, until lightly browned and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a medium bowl to cool. Do not clean the pan. Tear or cut the ciabatta into ½-inch cubes and season with salt. Add half the vinaigrette and stir to combine (set aside the remaining vinaigrette for serving). Let the croutons stand while you prepare the rest of the meal.


Prep and cook the mushrooms; heat the beans

  • Thinly slice the mushrooms.
  • Rinse the black beans.
In the same pan used for the ciabatta, if dry, add 1 to 3 teaspoons oil. Warm over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and softened, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
Stir the beans into the pan and cook over medium heat until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Prep the remaining ingredients; assemble the panzanella

  • Using your hands or a sharp knife, peel the orange. Working over a large bowl, cut along both sides of each membrane to release the segments into the bowl. Alternatively, cut the fruit in half crosswise and separate each half into segments. Discard any seeds.
  • Strip the parsley leaves from the stems; coarsely chop the leaves.
To the bowl with the orange, add the roasted vegetables, mushrooms, beans, ciabatta croutons, parsley, and spinach and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Transfer the panzanella to individual bowls. Drizzle with as much of the remaining vinaigrette as you like or serve it on the side.
Kids Can!
  • Tear the ciabatta.
  • Rinse the black beans.
  • Peel the orange by hand.
  • Strip the parsley leaves.
  • Assemble the panzanella.