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mediterranean salad

★★★★★ 6
a recipe by
liz carrier
Bluff City, TN

Light salad with a great Greek flavor...

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I really love the freshness of Greek Salad and this one sure hits the spot.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 6
method Bake

Ingredients For mediterranean salad

  • 2 c
    french bread, stale and cubed
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 c
    english cucumber cut in 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 c
    red pepper
  • 1/2 c
    green onions, finely sliced
  • 4 c
    parsley, fresh and chopped
  • 2 md
    tomatoes, diced
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1 lg
    garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper, freshly ground
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground allspice
  • 9 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin

How To Make mediterranean salad

  • 1
    NOTE: After a couple of hours, the croutons will start to absorb the dressing. Some people like this; others (including the reviewer for Toronto Life!) do not. Time the addition of the croutons to suit your taste.
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 350.
  • 3
    Spread the bread cubes on a large baking sheet and toss with the oil.
  • 4
    Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, turning them every few minutes.
  • 5
    They will take 10 to 20 minutes, depending on how fresh the bread is.
  • 6
    Assemble the cucumber, peppers, green onion and parsley in a large bowl; leave out the tomatoes for now.
  • 7
    Prepare the dressing: Stir the lemon juice, salt and garlic together until the salt dissolves.
  • 8
    Add the pepper, cinnamon and allspice, then slowly beat in the olive oil.
  • 9
    (May be prepared up to 12 hours ahead to this point.)
  • 10
    Place the cut up tomatoes on top of the other vegetables.
  • 11
    Pour on the dressing and toss well; add the croutons and toss again (see note).