Panzanella Salad

Staff Writer
This tomato salad is to die for
Panzanella Salad
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This bread salad is a Florentine favorite which is popular in summer. The basic ingredients are day-old bread, tomatoes, onions, basil, and a dressing made out of olive oil and vinegar.

3
Servings
519
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the vinaigrette

  • 1 Teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1/2 Cup olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

For the salad

  • 3 Cups cubed day-old bread, such as ciabatta
  • 3 Cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 Cup chopped cucumber
  • 1/4 sweet white onion, sliced
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1/4 Cup sliced olives
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 Cup basil, torn into small pieces
  • 1 Teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan

Directions

For the vinaigrette

In a bowl, whisk together the garlic, red-wine vinegar, and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.

For the salad

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.


Place the bread on a baking sheet and bake until crunchy.


In a large bowl, mix the tomatoes, cucumber, onion, garlic, and olives. Add the bread cubes and toss with the vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Let the salad sit for about 20 minutes to allow the bread to soak up the juices from the tomatoes and the vinaigrette. Just before serving, mix in the basil leaves and add the olive oil and grated Parmesan.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
43g
66%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Protein
9g
17%
Carbs
28g
9%
Vitamin A
96µg
11%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
1.9%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10%
Vitamin C
23mg
39%
Vitamin E
7mg
33%
Vitamin K
57µg
72%
Calcium
188mg
19%
Fiber
4g
15%
Folate (food)
40µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
136µg
34%
Folic acid
56µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
14%
Magnesium
40mg
10%
Monounsaturated
29g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
13%
Phosphorus
154mg
22%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
490mg
14%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
10.5%
Sodium
677mg
28%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
16.1%
Zinc
1mg
6.5%