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EASY Greek Panzanella Salad + More Happy Things & Healthy Living Tips

This Greek Panzanella Salad {Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Low FODMAP} is a delicious way to clean out your fridge! Get my super EASY “recipe” & find out what else I’m loving in this week’s edition of “Happy Things, Healthy Living Tips”!

HAPPY THING NO. 1 | GREEK PANZANELLA SALAD {Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Low FODMAP}

This Easy Greek Panzanella Salad is a delicious way to clean out the fridge & eat more veggies! Get the recipe at EA Stewart, The Spicy RD @thespicyrd | Gluten Free, Vegetarian, & Low FODMAP Have you ever made  a “clean out the fridge” Greek Panzanella Salad before? I whipped up this beauty for a quick and easy dinner one night, after being inspired by this yummy salad from one of my all-time favorite healthy food bloggers, Kellie at Food to Glow.

It’s a delicious way to cut back on food waste AND up your veggie intake. My kids, Mr. Spicy, and I seriously *almost* licked the salad bowl clean!

This Easy Greek Panzanella Salad is a delicious way to clean out the fridge & eat more veggies! Get the recipe at EA Stewart, The Spicy RD @thespicyrd | Gluten Free, Vegetarian, & Low FODMAP

Greek Panzanella Salad

This Greek Panzanella Salad recipe is a delicious way to clean out the fridge & up your veggie intake! It’s gluten-free, low FODMAP, & super EASY to make~perfect for a quick dinner or lunch.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 slices gluten-free bread {or regular bread if desired}, cubed
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups salad greens {i.e. romaine, spinach, kale, etc}, chopped
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes*, sliced in half
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 2 bell peppers {red, yellow, and/or orange}, 
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup assorted fresh herbs {i.e. oregano, mint, basil, parsley}, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • salt & ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cut bread into ~ 1-inch cubes. Place on baking sheet, and drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over bread cubes. Use clean hands to spread oil over bread, and coat well. Bake in oven for ~ 5 minutes, or until light golden brown. Remove from oven and baking sheet, and place in large salad bowl.
  • Add chopped salad greens, sliced tomatoes, chopped cucumber and bell peppers to bowl with bread cubes. Add chopped olives, crumbled feta, and chopped fresh herbs. Drizzle remaining  olive oil over ingredients, along with lemon juice, and toss well. Top with freshly ground black pepper & salt if desired {I didn’t use any salt because the feta cheese and kalamata olives provide enough flavor}.

Notes

Low FODMAP Notes: Cherry tomatoes are considered high FODMAP at 13 tomatoes per serving {per Monash Low FODMAP app}, as they have moderate amounts of oligosaccharides. If you notice cherry tomatoes cause your IBS symptoms to worsen, cut back on the amount, or substitute with common tomatoes which are low FODMAP.
Panzanella Salad Options
  • Be creative and use up whatever greens, vegetables, and fresh herbs you have on hand.
  • Want more protein? Add cooked garbanzo beans or lentils to your Greek Panzanella Salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 675mg | Potassium: 607mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 4845IU | Vitamin C: 109.7mg | Calcium: 239mg | Iron: 3.2mg
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Dinner, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine Gluten Free, Low FODMAP, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Keyword gluten free dinner recipes, healthy salad recipes, healthy vegetarian salad recipes, panzanella salad
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HAPPY THING NO. 2 | WANDERING AIMLESSLY THROUGH POWELL’S CITY OF BOOKS

Happiness is wandering aimlessly through Powell's City of Books in Portland, Oregon

Have you been to Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon? We took a long weekend family trip to Portland last month, and visiting Powell’s, the world’s largest independent bookstore, was one of the highlights of my trip. It’s huge!!!

I felt like a kid in a candy store, and we spent a ridiculous amount of money on books, but it was totally worth it.

Do you have any good book recommendations? I just finished The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, which I really loved, and I’m currently reading The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware, but I can always use a good book recommendation!

HAPPY THING NO. 3 | CHICKEN SKEWERS & BITCHIN’ SAUCE

These Mediterranean Chicken Kebas w/ Bitchin' Sauce {Both from Costco} & Veggies is one of my new favorite quick & easy lunches!

It’s official. I need a Bitchin’ Sauce intervention! I picked up 3 containers of Bitchin’ Sauce from Costco the other day, and paired it with these Mediterranean Chicken Kebabs {also from Costco}, cucumbers, and grape tomatoes.

Lunch seriously doesn’t get any easier than this. If you haven’t tried Bitchin’ Sauce before, you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s vegan and gluten free, and made with almonds, grapeseed oil, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, & Bragg Liquid Aminos, plus whatever flavor you choose.

I think my favorite is “Cilantro Chili”, but “Bombay” is pretty fabulous too! Click here to find out where to buy it near you. Just do it!

HAPPY THING NO. 4 | EASY “CLEAN OUT THE FRIDGE” HOMEMADE GAZPACHO

Easy "Clean Out the Fridge" Homemade Gazpacho

This “Clean Out the Fridge” gazpacho I had for lunch the other day, was SO easy to make. It’s a rift on this gazpacho recipe, but you can make it with whatever ingredients you have on hand.

I made mine with my favorite dry farmed tomatoes, which are just starting to show up in the grocery stores here. If you haven’t tried dry farmed tomatoes before, you need to hunt them down ASAP-they are SO sweet, juicy, and delicious!

HAPPY THING NO. 5 | HANGING OUT WITH MOUNTAIN GOATS IN GLACIER NATIONAL PARK

Happiness is hanging out with Mountain Goats at Glacier National Park in Montana!

Last, but certainly not least, one of my ultimate happy things lately, was hanging out with mountain goats and hiking at Glacier National Park in Montana. We just got back from a family trip to Whitefish and Glacier National Park, and I felt just like Maria in The Sound of Music when we were hiking the Hidden Lake Trail in Glacier.

In addition to the mountain goats on our hike, we saw big horn sheep, marmots, a deer, and wrestling chipmunks. If you haven’t seen all my photos on Instagram, you can check them out here-be sure and scroll through all the photos so you can see the baby mountain goat~so sweet!!!

More Happy Things & Healthy Living Tips I’m Loving This Week…

  1. Stephanie, at The Grateful Grazer, put together a plant powered meal plan for August ~ be sure and check it out for some delicious vegetarian recipes featuring summer produce!
  2. I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but these Creamy Sweet Corn Cauliflower Grits {Gluten Free, Vegetarian} from Lindsay at Cotter Crunch look AMAZING!!!
  3. The general consensus on exercise, is that we should all do it for the numerous health benefits, but for weight loss, it’s better to focus on diet. This small research study shows that more intense exercise may decrease your appetite {and help facilitate weight loss}, vs. less intense exercise. Has this been your experience?
  4. Are you juggling a busy work schedule and trying to figure out how to feed your family healthy, home-cooked meals? {Raising hand here!} Give these 6 tips at Wellseek a try, and see if you can save your sanity 🙂 Need more help? Check out my time saving meal plans + grocery lists for the ultimate sanity saver!
  5. Got zucchini??? You’ll love these 41 Creative Ways to use it up!

Want more happiness in your life? See all my Happy Things, Healthy Living posts here!

Let’s Chat! Have you made a Panzanella Salad before? If so, what do you like to put in yours? Any book recommendations? Have you been to Glacier National Park before???

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15 thoughts on “EASY Greek Panzanella Salad + More Happy Things & Healthy Living Tips”

  1. I have most of those ingredients in my pantry and fridge right now. Will try this with goat cheese since that’s what’s on hand!

  2. I am so flattered that you were inspired to make your beautiful salad from seeing mine, and that your family loved it so much. Greek flavours are some of my favourites (love the herbs, feta and olives thing so much!). And I will follow up on your great links (Lindsay’s recipe sounds awesome as do your health links). Have a super Sunday!

  3. Great post as usual my friend! I love all of your favorite things, and I absolutely LOVE panzanella salad. I have one on the blog too, but the Greek twist sounds much better! I haven’t been to Portland much to explore but I def want to. And please invite me to your new vacay home so I can play with those goats too!

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