Tuscan Bread Salad (Panzanella)

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Preparation Time 20 minutes Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Cost Per Serving $2.34
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2 cupsWhole Grain Bread, toasted & cubed
1 cupCanned Cannellini or White Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cupOnion, sliced
1/2 cupGreen Peas
1/2 cupCucumber, diced
1/2 cupTomatoes, diced
1/2Avocado, diced
1/2 cupAny Herbs (parsley or cilantro or basil or mint etc.)
¼ cupParmesan Cheese (optional)
2 tbspLemon Juice or Vinegar
3 tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 tsp Sea Salt & Black Pepper


  1. In your largest bowl, add oil, vinegar/lemon juice, salt and pepper, mix well.
  2. Start adding ingredients with your onion first, add your beans and bread next. Then all remaining ingredients and toss well. Enjoy right away or set in the fridge to let the flavours intensify, it tastes bet the day after
  3. The key is to use up and veg that you have and/or enjoy! 


  • Get enough protein. Protein can help maintain your energy levels, build and repair your muscles, protect your immune system, provide essential minerals and vitamins
  • Be sure to include a source of protein at each meal or snack. Protein sources include beans, chickpeas & lentils, fish & seafood, eggs, dairy foods, poultry, red meat and tofu.
  • Add your favorite vegetables to this recipe, try what's in season when you can't get asparagus. Beets, carrots, and even frozen veggies work really well!