Mediterranean Chopped Salad

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  1. chefguy

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    Hi, guys

    This my favorite recipe.




    Ingredients

    • 2 cucumbers, halved and peeled
    • 4 large firm tomatoes
    • 1 red pepper
    • 1 red onion
    • 2 carrots, peeled
    • 1 bunch of parsley
    • A few fresh mint leaves
    • 60 ml olive oil
    • 4 tbsp lemon juice
    • 4 tbsp sunflower seeds , roasted & peeled
    • salt and pepper
    • 1 chopping board
    • 1 sharp knife
    • 1 large bowl
    • 1 spoon
    Instructions


    Step 1

    Dice the cucumber into small pieces and place them in a bowl.
    Step 2

    Discard the top and bottom of the tomatoes, also dice into small cubes and add them to the bowl with the cucumber.
    Step 3

    Dice the carrots into small cubes and add to the other vegetables.
    Step 4

    Slice off all sides of the pepper, discarding the pips and core, then finely dice and add to the bowl.
    Step 5

    Finely slice the onion and add it to the bowl.
    Step 6

    Bunch the mint leaves tightly together and chop finely, do the same with the parsley, chopping finely and discarding the stalks. Add them to the bowl.
    Step 7

    Mix all the salad ingredients together and season with salt and pepper. Pour over the lemon juice and olive oil and mix again.
    Step 8

    To complete the salad, sprinkle over the sunflower seeds and serve.
     
  2. ishbel

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    What....? No lettuce?
     
  3. kirstens

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    You should try adding olives, red onion, pepperoncini and feta cheese.
     
  4. koukouvagia

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    Lettuce is not always necessary in a salad, especially a mediterranean salad.
     
  5. ishbel

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    I know that.... however, he'd thrown everything else but the kitchen sink into it, I felt it lacked lettuce :cool:
     
  6. koukouvagia

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    It also lacks capers :peace:
     
  7. just jim

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    Cucumbers aren't seeded?
     
  8. chefguy

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    I tried adding other things, too. including red onion and feta cheese.
    they are good.
     
  9. dc sunshine

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    Nice mix, although I'd prefer the carrot at least a little cooked, blanch the pepper briefly too. I agree on the olives and feta.

    Where's the garlic? Guess you could rub the bowl with a cut clove....
     
  10. chefguy

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    I crush the garlic, then cut it into small pieces...
    the site below also has my recipe, and there is a video, too
    if you have time, you can check it out:
    BeTheCook - Food & Cooking Recipes
     
  11. chefguy

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    If you like, you can add lettuce. However, usually there is no lettuce in Mediterranean Chopped Salad.
     
  12. ishbel

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    There's not 'usually' a couple of the ingredients you included, either.... :rolleyes:
     
  13. chefguy

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  14. ishbel

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    Some of us have actually visited mediterranean countries..... ;)
     
  15. dc sunshine

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    I grew up in a mediterranean climate ...in the anitipodes. Lots of Greek and Italian influences, love a good classical Greek salad :lips:
     
  16. ishbel

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    G'day - DC.....

    Mediterranean climate is one thing.... actually BEING there is quite another :peace:

    PS - booked our flights - Cathay Pacific business class end Feb... Can't WAIT!
     
  17. ben oliver

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    Try adding feta cheese to the mix. This is my go to for almost any dish and I absolutely love it. Nothing more refreshing than a nice chopped salad