This assertive panzanella has the most flavor when made with mature arugula, but baby arugula also works well. Serve with grilled steak or turkey sausage.

Jessie Price
Source: EatingWell Magazine, June/July 2005


Recipe Summary

20 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in bread; cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp and starting to brown, 5 to 6 minutes. Add tomatoes and arugula; cook, stirring, until arugula just wilts, about 1 minute. Push the mixture to one side. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the empty side and cook garlic, stirring constantly, until fragrant and sizzling, 15 seconds. Stir into the bread mixture. Remove from heat, season with salt and pepper, drizzle with vinegar and toss to combine. Serve warm, topped with Parmesan.


Nutrition Facts

197 calories; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 15.5g; dietary fiber 1.8g; sugars 4g; fat 12.4g; saturated fat 2.3g; cholesterol 3.8mg; vitamin a iu 1488.2IU; vitamin c 13.2mg; folate 53.8mcg; calcium 163.3mg; iron 0.9mg; magnesium 28.1mg; potassium 320.8mg; sodium 283.2mg.

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Rating: 4 stars
Excellent use for Arugula I had a whole tub of arugula that was fast approaching its expiration date. There was no way that I could eat all that as a cold salad so I made this recipe spread it on a plate and topped it with a filet of fresh poached salmon. Delicious! To retain the texture of the croutons I recommend removing them from the pan while preparing the rest of the recipe then adding them back in at the end. Pros: Arugula has short shelf life. Great recipe when you have an overabundance of arugula! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I prepared this dish to accompany leftover italian meatloaf and it tasted great! And... it's so easy to prepare. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very good salad! Just make sure you serve immediately or homemade crutons will get soggy. Read More