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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 337.4
  • Total Fat: 17.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 29.1 mg
  • Sodium: 1,042.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.2 g
  • Protein: 12.2 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    2 pounds ripe heirloom tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and diced
    1/4 cup minced red onion
    2 teaspoons minced garlic
    1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon leaves
    1 teaspoon sea salt, preferably gray salt
    Several grinds black pepper
    Panzanella Croutons, recipe follows
    Wedge Parmesan, for shaving

    Panzanella Croutons:
    1/4 cup unsalted butter
    1 tablespoon minced garlic
    6 cups crustless cubed day-old bread (1/2-inch cubes)
    Sea salt, preferably gray salt, and freshly ground black pepper
    6 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan


Drain the tomatoes in a sieve to remove excess liquid while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, basil, tarragon, salt, and pepper. Add the croutons and toss well.

Divide tomato mixture among 4 plates. Top each serving with an equal amount of the arugula. With a vegetable peeler, shave the Parmesan over the salad. Serve immediately.

Panzanalla Croutons:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and preheat a cookie sheet in it.
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat and cook until it foams. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add the bread cubes and toss to coat with the butter. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the bread to a baking sheet. Immediately sprinkle with the cheese and toss again while warm to melt the cheese.

Bake, stirring once or twice, until the croutons are crisp and lightly colored on the outside but still soft within, about 8 or 9 minutes. Let cool. Store in an airtight container.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LEDANSER.

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