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Panzanella is an Italian salad that can be found on trendy bistro menus in the hot summer months. I'll share a secret with you: This salad was invented when times were tough, as a way to use up stale bread.
Essentially, you make a salad--traditionally with plenty of fresh tomatoes--toss it with a vinaigrette, then add cubed stale or toasted bread just before serving.
You can toast up a day-old baguette or fresh bread, depending on what you have in the kitchen.
The bread soaks up all the delicious juice from the tomatoes and the tangy vinaigrette. The rest of the summer-fresh vegetables add crunch and freshness.
NOTE: If you're watching your sodium intake, reduce the amount of feta or omit it.
TIP: Rub a garlic clove on the bread after toasting for instant, healthier croutons.
Tapenade is a traditional sauce or condiment from Provence, in the south of France. It adds a punch of flavor for very few calories. You can buy premade tapenade, but you'll spend more money and be consuming more sodium than if you made it at home.
Submitted by CHEF_MEG
Tostada means toasted in Spanish, and in this simple recipe, Chef Meg makes a crunchy, crispy, chewy, cheesy tostada using leftovers from her Slow Cooker Provencal Chicken and Beans dish. Submitted by CHEF_MEG
Yum! You've probably never had soup like this before, but we bet you'll be coming back for more.
Get your daily dose of omega-3 fatty acid with this lime and ginger flavored salmon dish.
This recipe takes a traditional French dish and gives it a California twist. A good portion of the fat comes from the avocado, which has mostly heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. Submitted by CHEF_MEG
Most pasta salads are heavy on the pasta and light on everything else. This version, which can be served warm or cold, includes a hefty portion of vegetables--both spinach and tomatoes.Submitted by CHEF_MEG
Use as a side with coffee-cocoa rubbed pork tenderloin.
This dish inspired by Costa Rican spices seems exotic, but it uses spices and ingredients you already have around the house: coffee, cocoa and cinnamon. You'll wonder why you've been relegating these flavorings to dessert! Submitted by CHEF_MEG