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Classic Panzanella Salad with Basil & Artichokes

Fresh basil & artichoke hearts are added to this traditional Italian panzanella salad, consisting of toasted bread & juicy tomatoes! This salad is easy to make & perfect served as a spring or summer side dish, or a light lunch or dinner.

Toasted bread cubes, cherry tomatoes and parmesan cheese in large oval bowl with spoon in bowl

When it comes to salads, I know that most people immediately think a base of greens with various toppings. Well, the panzanella salad says forget the greens, we’re going straight for the bread and tomatoes!

This classic Tuscan bread salad is popular in the summer when tomatoes are at their peak. A traditional panzanella salad is composed of stale Italian bread and ripe tomatoes. It’s tossed in a dressing of olive oil and vinegar. The juice from the tomatoes, combined with the dressing, softens the stale bread and creates a deliciously fun salad!

I don’t know about you, but I’m always down to add a little crispy deliciousness to my salads! This Crispy Eggplant Caprese Salad gets regular requests from friends when I host dinner parties. And this Crispy Goat Cheese Salad is always in the rotation at our house!

The best part about a panzanella salad is that it’s so easy to make! If you don’t already have stale or toasted bread, toast that up first, then simply toss everything together in a bowl.

I added fresh basil, sliced red onion and artichoke hearts to my version of the panzanella salad. All of these fresh ingredients combined with crunchy pieces of bread creates one seriously delicious salad!

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Spinach Artichoke Hummus

Spinach artichoke dip is given a healthy twist in this vegan recipe for spinach artichoke hummus. It’s perfect as a gluten free, healthy snack or party appetizer!

Spinach artichoke hummus in white bowl on wood serving tray with fresh celery, carrots and bell peppers

Hummus is my favorite healthy snack to keep around the house. It’s filled with protein and good fats, and this particular recipe is also packed with extra vitamins from the spinach and artichokes.

Over the years, I’ve experimented with different hummus flavors. Sriracha Hummus is my favorite for when I want a little heat in my hummus! Nutella Hummus is my favorite fruit dip. And Beet Hummus is my favorite bright and beautiful dip for snacking on by the pool in the summer!

This Spinach Artichoke Hummus is a healthy twist on the popular dip. It’s a great snack to keep around throughout the year. It’s also a fun green snack for St Patricks Day! Serve it with Shamrock Shaped Green Bell Peppers for a festive and healthy snack on St Patty’s!

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Spinach Artichoke Turkey Panini

A deliciously creamy spinach artichoke dip is spread on thick, crusty ciabatta bread in this scrumptious, and simple, Turkey Panini recipe.

Spinach Artichoke Turkey Panini Recipe

Hot sandwiches are my jam!

I’ll take a turkey panini all day over a cold sandwich, which is why a panini press is a must in my house!

I started with an inexpensive panini press I found on Black Friday, then upgraded to making my panini’s on the T-fal OptiGrill.

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