Grilled Bell Pepper Panzanella Salad

Grilled Bell Pepper Panzanella Salad

A taste of Italy is at hand in this classic bread salad.

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

1:10

Hr:Mins

Makes

11

servings

6
cups cubes (3/4 inch) dry French or Italian bread
2
large yellow bell peppers
2
large red bell peppers
1
medium red onion, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
1/2
cup sliced kalamata or black olives
1/4
cup julienne (matchstick-cut) fresh basil leaves
8
oz fresh mozzarella ciliegini (cheese balls), drained, halved
4
medium plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped
1/2
English (seedless) cucumber, quartered, sliced
3/4
cup balsamic vinaigrette dressing
  1. Place bread cubes on shallow trays. Let stand to dry out slightly while making salad.
  2. Heat gas or charcoal grill. Place bell peppers on grill over medium-high heat.Cover grill; cook 15 to 30 minutes, turning occasionally, until peppers are blackened. Place roasted peppers in large bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes. Peel and seed bell peppers. Cut into bite-size strips.
  3. Place onion slices on grill. Cover grill; cook 3 to 6 minutes, turning once during grilling, until golden on edges and slightly tender. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
  4. In large bowl, place cubed bread, grilled pepper strips, grilled onions, olives, basil, cheese, tomatoes and cucumber. Drizzle with dressing, tossing to coat. Serve immediately.
Makes 11 servings (1 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
For firmer bread cubes, bake cubes in ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan at 350°F 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown.
Tip
Substitute 1 cup cubed mozzarella cheese for the fresh mozzarella.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 230
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 14g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 390mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 18g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 7g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.