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Panzanella

panzanella Photo: Levi Brown

Ingredients

  • 3 large slices whole-wheat country bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 medium tomatoes, cored, diced
  • 1 large English cucumber, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup finely slivered fresh basil

Preparation


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a bowl, toss bread cubes with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet; bake until crisp, about 10 minutes. Return croutons to bowl and toss in garlic.

2. In a large salad bowl, combine tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper and red onion. Season with 1/2 tsp. salt and toss to combine. In a small bowl, whisk mustard, vinegar, black pepper and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt. Slowly drizzle in remaining 3 Tbsp. olive oil, whisking until dressing is emulsified.

3. Add croutons to salad bowl with vegetables and toss to combine. Pour dressing over and toss until all ingredients are well coated. Let stand at least 10 minutes, tossing occasionally. Sprinkle with basil, toss and serve.


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  • Yield: Serves: 4 (serving size: about 2 3/4 cups)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 255
Fat per serving: 15g
Saturated fat per serving: 2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 6g
Carbohydrate per serving: 25g
Fiber per serving: 5g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 569mg
Calcium per serving: 73mg

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