Makes: 6 servings, about 1 cup each
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Traditional panzanella, Italian bread salad, was the inspiration for this dish. This variation uses sweet, ripe melon instead of tomatoes, plus peppery arugula and a touch of sizzled prosciutto to complement the taste of the melon. Try firm-textured orange- or green-fleshed melons, such as honeydew, casaba, cantaloupe or Galia. We even like it with watermelon.
4 ounces whole-grain bread, torn into bite-size pieces (about 2 1/2 cups)
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 ounce thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into thin strips (about 1/3 cup)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4 cups torn arugula leaves
2 cups cubed firm ripe melon
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
Preheat oven to 250°F.
Spread bread pieces on a baking sheet. Bake until lightly toasted, about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add prosciutto and cook, stirring occasionally, until crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 30 seconds more. Remove from the heat and stir in vinegar, salt and pepper.
Place arugula, melon, basil and the toasted bread in a large bowl. Add the prosciutto mixture and toss to combine. Let the salad stand for about 20 minutes before serving so the bread can absorb some of the dressing.
Servings Per Recipe 6
Amount Per serving
% Daily values *
12% Total Fat 8g
5% Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
1% Cholesterol 4mg
4% Potassium 149mg
12% Sodium 277mg
4% Total Carbohydrate 13g
12% Dietary Fiber 3g
6% Protein 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g
Recipe by EatingWell.com
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