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Grilled Bell Pepper Panzanella Salad

Grilled Bell Pepper Panzanella Salad
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 11

A taste of Italy is at hand in this classic bread salad. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • For firmer bread cubes, bake cubes in ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan at 350°F 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Substitute 1 cup cubed mozzarella cheese for the fresh mozzarella.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
23%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
390mg
16%
Potassium
260mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
18g
6%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
6g
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
170%
170%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
8%
8%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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