Tuscan Bread Salad (Panzanella) Recipe

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Tuscan Bread Salad  (Panzanella)
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  1. Place all the bread in a large bowl.
  2. In small bowl mix together tomatoes, garlic paste, salt and pepper.
  3. Whisk 1/3 cup olive oil an 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar into tomato mixture.
  4. Pour mixture over bread and toss until all liquid is absorbed. (If the bread is very stale than additional olive oil may be needed.
  5. Soak capers in small bowl with 1 tablespoons red wine vinegar for 5 minutes; drain and mix in bell pepper strips and onions.
  6. In large serving bowl, arrange a layer of one-third of the soaked bread.
  7. Top with one third of bell pepper mixture; then one third of tomato mixture.
  8. Sprinkle with one-third of optional cheese, anchovies, olives and basil.
  9. Repeat layers two more times.
  10. Allow salad to set at room temperature for at least 45 minutes before serving.
  11. Pass extra virgin olive oil at the table.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 267.81 Kcal (1121 kJ)
Calories from fat 135.35 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.04g 23%
Cholesterol 3.4mg 1%
Sodium 403.45mg 17%
Potassium 176.74mg 4%
Total Carbs 23.64g 8%
Sugars 3.34g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2.67g 11%
Protein 10.36g 21%
Vitamin C 45.8mg 76%
Vitamin A 1mg 33%
Iron 16.9mg 94%
Calcium 197.1mg 20%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 136.82 Kcal (573 kJ)
Calories from fat 69.15 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.68g 23%
Cholesterol 1.74mg 1%
Sodium 206.12mg 17%
Potassium 90.29mg 4%
Total Carbs 12.08g 8%
Sugars 1.71g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.36g 11%
Protein 5.29g 21%
Vitamin C 23.4mg 76%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 33%
Iron 8.6mg 94%
Calcium 100.7mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.1
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

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