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Panzanella

Panzanella, or “bread salad,” is an Italian classic. Buy a firm-textured bread so the pieces don’t become soggy.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

4
cups 1-inch pieces day-old Italian or other firm-textured bread
2
medium tomatoes, cut into bite-size pieces (2 cups)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
medium green bell pepper, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
1/3
cup chopped fresh basil leaves
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/3
cup extra-virgin or regular olive oil
2
tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In large glass or plastic bowl, mix bread, tomatoes, garlic, bell pepper, basil and parsley.
  • 2 In tightly covered container, shake remaining ingredients. Pour over bread mixture; toss gently until bread is evenly coated.
  • 3 Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour until bread is softened and flavors are blended but no longer than 8 hours. Toss before serving.
  • 1 In large glass or plastic bowl, mix bread, tomatoes, garlic, bell pepper, basil and parsley.
  • 2 In tightly covered container, shake remaining ingredients. Pour over bread mixture; toss gently until bread is evenly coated.
  • 3 Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour until bread is softened and flavors are blended but no longer than 8 hours. Toss before serving.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
340mg
340%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.