Green Chile Panzanella Salad

Dinner ready in 15 minutes! Serve this spicy salad made using broiled French bread, veggies and Old El Paso® Chopped Green Chiles. Perfect if you love Italian cuisine.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 15 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

Dressing

2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
2
tablespoons white wine vinegar
1
tablespoon lime juice
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt

Salad

4
cups cubed dry (day-old) French bread
2
medium tomatoes, seeded, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1/2
cup thin yellow bell pepper strips
1/3
cup sliced green onions
1
(4.5-oz.) can Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
3
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In small jar with tight-fitting lid, combine all dressing ingredients; shake well. Set aside.
  • 2 Place bread cubes on broiler pan. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown and crisp, stirring once.
  • 3 In large bowl, combine toasted bread cubes and all remaining salad ingredients; toss to mix. Pour dressing over salad; toss gently to coat.
  • 1 In small jar with tight-fitting lid, combine all dressing ingredients; shake well. Set aside.
  • 2 Place bread cubes on broiler pan. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown and crisp, stirring once.
  • 3 In large bowl, combine toasted bread cubes and all remaining salad ingredients; toss to mix. Pour dressing over salad; toss gently to coat.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Panzanella is an Italian bread salad featuring chunks of bread tossed with tomatoes, onions, fresh basil and vinaigrette. For a southwestern variation, we’ve added bell pepper, chiles, cilantro and lime.

Prepare the bread, vegetables and dressing one day ahead. Store the toasted bread cubes in a resealable plastic bag at room temperature; refrigerate the dressing and vegetables. Just before serving, toss all salad ingredients together.

To add flavor and protein to this salad, toss in 1/2 cup of shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
700mg
700%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
70%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.