04 December 2007

Panzanella aka Tuscan Bread Salad

Yeah, yeah, I know. Bread salad? Give it a chance. My camera still doesn't work and I'm not purchasing one between now and Christmas because I might screw up some individuals gift to me or something.

This is a great little side dish with some grilled chicken.

8 slices italian bread, toa and cubed
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
4 cups cherry tomatoes, whole, halved
2/3 cup red onion slices, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups cucumber slices, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup basil leaves, washed, drained, and shredded
1 teaspoon kosher salt, to taste
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, to taste

1. Coarsely crumble the bread into a large serving bowl. Add the tomatoes, cucumbers, onion, and basil. Toss. Add the olive oil and vinegar over the bread mixture.

2. Season with salt and pepper

3. Toss well to coat.

4. Garnish with whole basil leaves if desired

Per Serving:
282 Calories
15g Fat (47.9% calories from fat)
6g Protein
32g Carbohydrate
4g Dietary Fiber
0mg Cholesterol
720mg Sodium

1 1/2 Grain(Starch)
2 Vegetable
3 Fat
0 Other Carbohydrates

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