Panzanella Tuscan Bread and Tomato Salad – Healthy Recipe

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(makes 4 servings)

 

Ingredients: Nutrition Facts for Panzanella
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3 red bell peppers

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12 oz. ripe plum tomatoes

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3 tablespoons olive oil

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3 tablespoons white wine vinegar

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2 large cloves garlic, peeled and chopped

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1 cup stale Italian, French or other type of rustic bread *

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1/2 cup brine cured black olives, pitted and halved

small bullet 3 tablespoons shredded arugula or basil

 

Directions:
1. Roast the red peppers:

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2. In a medium sized bowl whisk together the olive oil, white wine vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper.
3. Quarter the tomatoes. Place a sieve over the bowl of vinaigrette mixture in step two and using a spoon, scoop the seeds and pulp from the tomatoes into the sieve. Press the pulp with the back of the spoon to squeeze out tomato juice into the vinaigrette then discard the seeds and pulp.
4. Place quartered tomatoes into a large bowl and add the sweet peppers. Pull apart the bread into bite sized pieces and add to bowl.
5. Add the olives, arugula and vinaigrette then toss to coat and serve.

 

TEXT VERSION OF NUTRITION FACTS:
Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe (241 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 223
Calories from fat 118
Total Fat 13 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 309 mg
Total Carbohydrates 25 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 4 g
Vitamin A 115%
Vitamin C 310%
Calcium 4%
Iron 10%

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