Southwestern Panzanella Salad

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews


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Mealthy Tip

Can't find cotija cheese? Used grated parmesan cheese instead!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 479 calories; 29g fat; 43.9g carbohydrates; 16g protein; 23mg cholesterol; 1846mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 479 Calories from Fat264
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat6g 31%
Trans Fat0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat15.5g
Monounsaturated Fat5.4g
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 1846mg 77%
Total Carbohydrate 43.9g 15%
Dietary Fiber14g 54%
Protein 16g
Vitamin A322% Vitamin C46%
Calcium23% Iron28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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Tal Levitas says:

I was dubious when I saw the quantity of bread going into this salad. That said. It's delicious. It's a meal in a bowl. I guess it makes sense that the root of the word panzanella is "pan" (or bread in other languages). It's a good recipe with a lot of flavor, just don't treat it as a side salad because It'll fill you up!

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Katie Hason says:

The spiced croutons were definitely one of my favorite parts of this salad. Is it just me or does this make you want to always make your own croutons now? Yum! So good, and easy to make. This salad is far from boring!

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kat satterfield says:

This was so filling, I even convinced my non-salad-loving fiance to eat it. I loved the spice of the southwestern dressing and the crunch of the croutons and romaine. The topping of cotija was perfection! I added a little sauteed chicken on top for extra protein.

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Alexis Pearson says:

I used half the amount of bread for breadcrumbs and added chicken. I also didn't use the maple syrup. Overall, delicious, and would make again!

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McKenzie C says:

Panzanella is one of my favorite salads, so when I saw this Southwestern spin I had to try it. I love that this recipe still incorporates the bread and tomatoes, which is a classic feature. That said, I went with a different dressing. I used an olive oil and vinegar based cilantro dressing that I think paired nicely. All in all, a really good salad that I'd be happy to make again.