Grilled Panzanella Bites

Grilled Panzanella Bites 150 Image by: Grilled Panzanella Bites 150 Author: Canadian Living

This appetizer is a fun way of serving a popular Italian bread salad. Tomatoes are supersweet when in season, and taste best when kept at room temperature, so buy or pick them only as needed.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2012

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mini pearl bocconcini
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 baguette diagonally sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 4 cups halved grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil

Method

In bowl, whisk together 1/4 cup of the oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. Add bocconcini and onion; cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Brush baguette slices with remaining oil. Place on greased grill over medium heat; grill, turning occasionally, until crisp and golden, about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, add tomatoes and basil to cheese mixture; toss to combine. Serve on toasted baguette slices.

Nutritional facts Per each of 12 servings: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 276 mg
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 187.0
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Potassium 149 mg
  • Cholesterol 11 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 18 g

%RDI

  • Iron 7.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 14.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 10.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 6.0
  • Vitamin C 10.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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