Avocado Panzanella with Salmon

By Alexa – August 29, 2011

This easy avocado panzanella is a salad you’ll look forward to eating. Paired with broiled salmon, this recipe is a fabulous summer dinner.

(with Anne Wilfong, RD, LD)



1 7 oz. whole wheat baguette, cut into 1-inch cubes

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced

1/2 small red onion, sliced

1 hothouse cucumber, halved and sliced

1 orange bell pepper, chopped

1/2 large avocado, cubed

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper


1 lb. 2 oz. salmon

1/2 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper



[1] Heat one tablespoon olive oil over medium heat in nonstick skillet. Add baguette cubes and toast until lightly browned. Set aside to cool.

[2] Combine cherry tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, bell pepper and avocado.

[3] Make the vinaigrette dressing by combining olive oil, vinegar, garlic, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper.

[4] Add toasted baguette cubes to vegetables and toss gently with vinaigrette dressing.

[5] Place the salad in the refrigerator while salmon is broiling for flavors to develop.

Makes six 1 1/4 cup servings


[1] Preheat broiler.

[2] Brush salmon with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

[3] Broil salmon for approximately five minutes on each side or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.

Makes six-3 oz. servings


Calories 410

Protein 25 g

Carbohydrates 28 g

Fat 22 g

Sodium 762 mgs

Fiber 6 g

at-home Cost: $4.90 per serving

Restaurant Cost: $15.29 per serving

Registered and licensed dietitians, Alexa Sparkman and Anne Wilfong, can provide reliable, objective nutrition information, separate facts from fads and translate the latest scientific findings into easy-to-understand nutrition information. For more information about their nutrition counseling practice, contact Alexa or Anne at 512.257.0898 or SparkmanNutrition.com

This recipe is brought to you by Whole Foods Market.



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