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This colorful salad combines the best of the classic Spanish soup, gazpacho, and the Italian bread salad, panzanella. Chop the vegetables and toast the bread cubes ahead of time, but toss the salad right before serving because the bread will soak up the juices and become soggy if it sits too long. If you prefer a drier panzanella, simply add less dressing. Use olive oil-flavored cooking spray if you have it.

Carla Fitzgerald Williams
Recipe by Cooking Light June 2004

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke

Recipe Summary

Yield:
4 servings (serving size: 2 1/2 cups)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°.

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  • To prepare salad, arrange bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Lightly coat bread cubes with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until golden brown, stirring once. Set aside.

  • Place tomato, chicken, cucumber, bell pepper, onion, and parsley in a large bowl; toss gently to combine.

  • To prepare dressing, combine the juice and remaining ingredients, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle over salad, tossing gently to coat. Stir in bread cubes; let stand for 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

294 calories; calories from fat 24%; fat 7.7g; saturated fat 1.5g; mono fat 4.1g; poly fat 1.4g; protein 26.9g; carbohydrates 29.6g; fiber 4.4g; cholesterol 60mg; iron 3mg; sodium 553mg; calcium 68mg.
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