Panzenella Recipe

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Panzenella Recipe
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What's good about this salad is that you can use day-old bread, even stale bread, if necessary. You see, the bread is toasted in the oven before mixing with the other ingredients. That means the bread doesn't get squishy like croutons, and its crunchy taste prevails. The recipe given below is a basic panzanella. And the great thing about this is that you can add any other vegetables you desire: blanched peas, green beans, fava beans, mushrooms, broccoli, etc. You can even add pieces of ham, salami, or cooked chicken to it. The possibilities are endless.

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4
Servings
607
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups day-old bread, preferably a good sourdough or crusty baguette, torn or cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 Cup fresh dill, washed, dried, and roughly chopped
  • Handful fresh Italian parsley, washed, dried, and chopped
  • 1/3 Cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup fresh basil, washed, dried, and julienne
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely minced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1/4-inch ring, and then each ring cut in half
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cup fresh mint, washed, dried, and roughly torn
  • 1/4 Cup red-wine vinegar

Directions

Salt and ground black pepper to taste. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spread bread out on a baking sheet or pan and bake until golden, about 14 minutes, flipping once halfway. Then let cool.

In a large bowl, toss together the bread pieces, tomatoes, zucchini, onion, garlic, mint, basil, dill, and parsley. In a small bowl, mix olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour over bread salad. Toss. Adjust seasonings, if necessary; and let stand for at least one hour for flavors to blend before serving.

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Recipe Cooking Tip

For healthy recipes, substitute butter for olive oil, and bake, broil, or grill instead of fry.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
34%
Sugar
11g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
17%
Protein
18g
36%
Carbs
86g
29%
Vitamin A
82µg
9%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
18.3%
Vitamin C
27mg
45%
Vitamin E
3mg
17%
Vitamin K
93µg
100%
Calcium
137mg
14%
Fiber
6g
23%
Folate (food)
130µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
301µg
75%
Folic acid
101µg
N/A
Iron
8mg
46%
Magnesium
78mg
20%
Monounsaturated
14g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
8mg
40%
Phosphorus
212mg
30%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
580mg
17%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.7mg
43.2%
Sodium
919mg
38%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
76%
Zinc
2mg
14%

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