9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Monday, February 18, 2013

Mediterranean Chopped Salad

A great and refreshing salad to serve 2 for lunch or 4 for a side dish. I got this recipe from Americas Test Kitchen Book and am sharing this for BM#25 under Cooking from a book.
Mediterenean Chopped Salad - IMG_5690

Cucumber - 1 medium cucumber , peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch dice (about 1 1/4 cups)
Cherry Tomatoes - about 1 1/2 cups quartered
Salt  - ½ tea spoon + ¼ tea spoon
Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 3 tablespoons
Apple Cider vinegar - 3 tablespoons
Garlic  - 2 medium clove , minced (about 1 teaspoon)
Garbanzo Beans / Chickpeas - 1 (14-ounce) can , drained and rinsed
Olives - 1/2 cup pitted and chopped
Onion - 1/2 small minced (about 1/4 cup)
Fresh Parsley - 1/2 cup roughly chopped
Romaine Heart Lettuce - 1 , cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
Feta Cheese - 4 ounces, crumbled (about 1 cup)
Ground black pepper - to taste
Combine cucumber, tomatoes, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in colander set over bowl and let stand 15 minutes.
Whisk oil, vinegar, and garlic together in large bowl. Add drained cucumber and tomatoes, chickpeas, olives, onion, and parsley; toss and let stand at room temperature to blend flavors, 5 minutes.
Add romaine and feta; toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Mediterenean Chopped Salad -IMG_5697
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  1. Love the colorful salad...so refreshing!

  2. Salad looks colourful,filling,delicious and wholesome.

  3. lovely salad, i love the creamy company ;) looks yummy

  4. colourful and healthy salad... delicious...

  5. Love the fresh flavours... Applecider vinegar makes it complete

  6. Such a delightful salad. Love the garden in the background.

  7. The first picture looks really nice, with the garden in the background. Great colorful salad!

  8. Colorful and healthy looking salad,the first click is very inviting...

  9. looks so refreshing and I love that you took first photo outside

  10. The salad is looking so bright and colourful...like the outdook setup..

  11. Its such a wholesome salad.I'm sure it will be great for lunch...

  12. Very refreshing salad Sowmya! I love your pictures :)

  13. colorful and refreshing salad.......

  14. Healthy and delicious salad.. Looks so colorful

  15. Such a colorful and healthy salad. Looks amazing.

  16. All the vegetable that you used good for health, i will sure i will prepare it today.

    Thank you......
    Reshma M,
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  17. Great looking salad perfect lunch for me...

  18. Refreshing salad..Looks so colorful and thanks for linking to my event dear..

  19. beautiful blog..
    mouth watering dishes :)

    jR aRts


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