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When it's too hot to cook, just step outside and gather tomatoes and basil from your garden, cut up some day-old country bread and make this flavorful, easy salad, our take on the classic Italian bread salad known as panzanella.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, Summer 2004


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20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add tomatoes, bread, onion, basil and capers. Toss to combine. Let the salad sit for about 5 minutes to allow it to absorb the dressing's flavors, stirring occasionally. Serve at room temperature.



Ingredient Note: Our test kitchen is fond of Bela brand sardines from Olhão, Portugal. They are firm, lightly smoked and succulent.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup
156 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 18.2g; dietary fiber 3.1g; sugars 4.5g; fat 8.6g; saturated fat 1.2g; vitamin a iu 1075.3IU; vitamin c 20.3mg; folate 40.5mcg; calcium 26.2mg; iron 1.2mg; magnesium 35.4mg; potassium 381.8mg; sodium 252.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 1g.

1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat