Panzanella Salad

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The Panzanella Salad is a hearty Italian bread salad. It was a staple meal at my Grandmother’s house and I’ve always loved it.

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Simple Vinaigrette Dressing Ingredients:
2 T. tomato juice from salted tomatoes
2 T. red wine vinegar
3 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 t. Dijon mustard
½ t. seasoning mixture ( leftover from toasting the bread, see instructions )
1 t. honey ( preferably local )
Remaining Ingredients:
½ medium red onion ( sliced thin )
1 lb. fresh cherry, heirloom, or grape tomatoes ( cut in half or into bite-sized pieces )
2 t. salt
2 T. extra virgin olive oil ( divided )
8 oz. Ciabatta or other crusty Italian bread ( sliced thick or in small pieces )
½ t. onion powder
½ t. Italian seasoning
¼ t. sea salt
¼ t. black pepper
½ t. garlic powder
½ c. fresh basil leaves ( rinsed and patted dry, torn into bite-sized pieces )

Step #1. Place the sliced red onion in a large bowl and set a metal colander on top.

Step #2. Add the tomatoes to the colander and sprinkle with a teaspoon salt. Gently toss to combine and set...
See the full directions on my site

Nutritions

Calories
335

Sodium
1735mg
72% DV

Fat
19g
29% DV

Protein
5g
11% DV

Carbs
36g
12% DV

Fiber
2g
11% DV

I love entertaining, even if it is for a smaller group these days. I look forward to dinners with my kids, their spouses, and especially my little grandson. I always try to serve foods that’ll keep them wanting to come back for more, like my Corn Dip.

Corn Dip with Mexican Style Sour Cream Ingredients:
2 cans (15.25 oz) whole kernel sweet corn
1/2 cup onions ( diced )
1 can (4 oz) green chilis ( fire-roasted and diced )
1/3 package block style cream cheese ( full fat )
3/4 cup Mozzarella Cheese ( shredded )
3/4 cup Pepperjack Cheese
1/2 cup LALA Crema Mexicana
1 package tortilla chips
cilantro ( for garnish )
PAM Spray or similar
Nutritions

Calories
8879

Sodium
3818mg
159% DV

Fat
742g
1142% DV

Protein
90g
180% DV

Carbs
45g
15% DV

Fiber
15g
62% DV