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Mediterranean Chopped Salad

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
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.
post #2 of 17
What....? No lettuce?
post #3 of 17
You should try adding olives, red onion, pepperoncini and feta cheese.
post #4 of 17
Lettuce is not always necessary in a salad, especially a mediterranean salad.

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post #5 of 17
I know that.... however, he'd thrown everything else but the kitchen sink into it, I felt it lacked lettuce :cool:
post #6 of 17
It also lacks capers :peace:

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post #7 of 17
Cucumbers aren't seeded?
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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post #8 of 17
Thread Starter 
I tried adding other things, too. including red onion and feta cheese.
they are good.
post #9 of 17
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....
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post #10 of 17
Thread Starter 
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
post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
If you like, you can add lettuce. However, usually there is no lettuce in Mediterranean Chopped Salad.
post #12 of 17
There's not 'usually' a couple of the ingredients you included, either.... :rolleyes:
post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 
well, if you doubt the recipe, you can go to
Healthy Mediterranean Chopped Salad - BeTheCook - Food & Cooking Recipes
to check it out, there is also a video of this recipe, the exact ingredients the famous chef talks about...:lol:
you gotta know kinds of salad....
post #14 of 17
Some of us have actually visited mediterranean countries..... ;)
post #15 of 17
I grew up in a mediterranean climate ...in the anitipodes. Lots of Greek and Italian influences, love a good classical Greek salad :lips:
 Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein

 
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post #16 of 17
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!
post #17 of 17

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

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