Monday, January 27, 2014

Mediterranean Pepper Panzanella

Want a easy and healthy meal for the family with out laying a finger on the stove or microwave? Try this recipe for tonight's dinner!
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Prep time: 20 mins        Cook time: 5 mins         Servings: 4

Mediterranean Pepper Panzanella
Mediterranean Pepper Panzanella
  • 4-5 Medium tomatoes, seeds removed and diced
  • ½ Cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into half moons
  • 1 cup Bell Pepper, diced of any color
  • 1 Shallot, thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup Basil, chiffonade
  • ½ cup Feta Cheese, crumbled or cubed
  • 3 1-inch slices of Artisan bread, cut into large cubes
  • ¼ cup STAR Mediterranean (Pepper) Cuisine Cooking Oil
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Ground Pepper
  • ¼ tsp Dried Italian seasoning

  • 1 Tbsp High quality Dijon Mustard, smooth variety
  • 3 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ⅓ cup STAR Mediterranean (Pepper) Cuisine Cooking Oil
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Ground Pepper
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  1. In a large bowl, gently fold together the tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, shallot, basil and feta together. Set aside. 
  2. In another bowl, toss together the cubed bread, STAR Mediterranean/Pepper Cuisine Cooking Oil, salt, pepper and dried Italian Seasoning. Place on a cookie sheet and place under the broiler to toast until crispy and golden brown. Turn bread cubes over several times to ensure all bread is evenly toasted. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Once cool, gently fold into the rest of the vegetables.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together vinaigrette ingredients until evenly mixed together. Drizzle over the panzanella and gently fold it in until all is evenly coated. Place in refrigerator and allow to rest for at least 30 minutes. Serve cold and enjoy!


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