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Grilled Cornbread Panzanella With Avocado

Calling all crouton lovers, this salad was made for you

Panzanella salad comes from the Italian region of Tuscany and utilizes old, stale bread. Calling all crouton lovers, this salad was made for you.

Orginal recipe comes courtesy of Abbe Odenwalder of This Is How I Cook food blog.

4
Servings
867
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 Cups stale cornbread, cut into cubes
  • 1 Pound ripe tomatoes
  • 1/2 Cup small red onion, sliced thin
  • 1/4 Cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh oregano, chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1 ear of corn, cooked and cut from the cob

Directions

Heat grillpan to medium heat or oven to 450 degrees F.

Toss dried cornbread with 3 T olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.

Spread cornbread in an even layer on grill pan or if baking in oven, on a baking sheet.

Grill or bake until toasted and golden. This may take 15-20 minutes. If grilling, watch carefully because bread can burn quickly. Set cornbread aside.

In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, more salt and pepper. Whisk the remaining olive oil with the vinegar and drizzle over the salad.

Add basil, oregano, parsley, avocado and corn and toss gently. When ready to serve add cornbread croutons and let sit for about 10 minutes so dressing has a chance to permeate the croutons. Garnish with more fresh herbs. 

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
48g
74%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
39%
Cholesterol
72mg
24%
Protein
16g
31%
Carbs
98g
33%
Vitamin A
74µg
8%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
4.5%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
26.4%
Vitamin C
28mg
47%
Vitamin E
6mg
31%
Vitamin K
110µg
100%
Calcium
530mg
53%
Fiber
7g
30%
Folate (food)
119µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
297µg
74%
Folic acid
104µg
N/A
Iron
7mg
39%
Magnesium
96mg
24%
Monounsaturated
28g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
6mg
32%
Phosphorus
397mg
57%
Polyunsaturated
10g
N/A
Potassium
961mg
27%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
39.3%
Sodium
1200mg
50%
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
43%
Zinc
2mg
13%