Creamy Italian Panzanella

Creamy Italian Panzanella - A delicious and easy peasy recipe! The perfect way to use up garden produce. #RealFood #CleanEating #HealthyRecipes #Vegetarian

Creamy Italian Panzanella - A delicious and easy peasy recipe! The perfect way to use up garden produce. #RealFood #CleanEating #HealthyRecipes #Vegetarian

 

It seems like we can’t go too long without adding another gorgeous salad! Salads are such a great way to pack nutrition into your diet and they are so quick to make. With garden produce coming on we wanted to use some cucumbers, basil and tomatoes up. It tastes like perfection! We have a local bakery that makes delicious artisan bread with organic flour. It makes the bread nice and crunchy. If you prefer you can use our Butter Bread recipe and simply dice some and broil it to give an extra crunch.

Did you know cucumbers are good for your brain? They can improve memory and protect nerve cells! Cucumbers are also anti-inflammatory, help with stress management, aid digestion and help maintain a healthy weight. (source)

Tomatoes can reduce cholesterol, help protect the heart, aid digestion, improve vision and prevent gallstones. (source)

Basil is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, heart healthy and is a great source for vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A and manganese. (source)

The dressing for this Panzanella is actually the same we use for our Creamy Italian Corn Salad. Boy is it amazing!! You will simply adore it. If you get a chance you may even want to try it on a green salad! You won’t regret it. Now, let’s eat!

Creamy Italian Panzanella

Ingredients

  • 1 small cucumber, sliced
  • 2 medium sized tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ red onion, diced
  • 5-7 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 2-3 crusty pieces of artisan bread, diced
  • ½ cup Creamy Italian Dressing (recipe below)

Directions

Gently mix all ingredients together. You will only want to make enough for one meal because it doesn’t keep very well.

Creamy Italian Dressing

Ingredients

Directions

Mix all ingredient together and pour over salad.

For more recipes to use up that lovely garden produce make sure you check out our Healthy Spaghetti Garden Salad, Quick and Easy Bulgur Chickpea Salad, Summer Garden Salad and Chickpea Summer Salad.

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9 Comment

  1. […] more busy day recipes check out our Fast and Filling Back to School Smoothie, Creamy Italian Panzanella and Sweet and Savory Pear […]

  2. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured this week at Full Plate Thursday. Enjoy your new Red Plate and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      Thanks so much. We love your Link Up! Thanks for all you do:)

  3. I just love this recipe, it looks delicious. Hope you are having a fantastic day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      You’re the best! Thanks!

  4. What a delectable salad! It’s so hearty and filling! I’m sharing this!

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      Thanks so much and thanks for sharing!

  5. This salad looks great!
    I love the ingredients for the dressing too!
    Thanks
    Michelle

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      Thanks, we love quick, tasty dressings! We hope you love it!

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