Tomato and Broccoli Panzanella

Enjoy this panzanella that’s made using tomatoes and broccoli for a famous Italian dinner - ready in 30 minutes.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 30 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 5

Ingredients

Dressing

1/2
cup olive or vegetable oil
1/3
cup red wine vinegar
3
tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1
large garlic clove, minced

Salad

4
(1/2-inch-thick) slices rye bread
4
(1/2-inch-thick) slices Italian bread
2
cups fresh broccoli florets
4
medium Italian plum tomatoes, seeded, coarsely chopped
1/2
cup thinly sliced red onion, separated into rings
1/2
cup thin yellow bell pepper strips
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 In small nonmetal bowl, combine all dressing ingredients; mix well.
  • 2 Place rye and Italian bread slices on broiler pan. Broil 4 to 6 inches from heat for 4 to 5 minutes or until deep golden brown and crisp, turning once. Cool 5 minutes; break or cut into 1/2-inch cubes. Place in large serving bowl; set aside.
  • 3 Bring 1/4 cup water to a boil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add broccoli; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender. Drain; rinse with cold water to cool. Drain well.
  • 4 Just before serving, add broccoli and all remaining salad ingredients to bread cubes; toss to mix. Pour dressing over salad; toss gently to coat.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
    Calories
    420
    (
    Calories from Fat
    240),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    27g
    27%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    720mg
    720%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    33g
    33%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    10g
    10%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    30%;
    Vitamin C
    110%;
    Calcium
    20%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Lean Meat; 5 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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