Monday, August 29, 2011

Eastern Herb Salad

Another recipe that I want to try, it looks really healthy and good!

Eastern Herb Salad

*1 cucumber, peeled, deseeded, and diced
*salt and pepper
*3 tbsp. olive oil
*3 pita breads, toasted and broken into small pieces, or 5 slices of white bread, toasted and cut into strips
*2 cloves garlic, minced
*juice of 1 lemon
*2 tbsp. young Gotu kola leaves, roughly chopped
*4 tbsp. purslane leaves, removed from their stalks and chopped (or baby spinach)
*2 tbsp. flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped
*2 tbsp. cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
*2 tbsp. mint, roughly chopped
*1 red onion, finely chopped
*5 ripe tomatoes, peeled, deseeded and roughly chopped

1) Place the diced cucumber in a colander, sprinkle with salt and leave to drain for 20 minutes.
2) Toast the the bread. In a large bowl, mix together the garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil to make a dressing.
3) Add the herbs, the diced vegetables, the pieces of bread and toss well to coat with the dressing.
4) Season with salt and pepper, serve immediately. The salad does not keep. Enjoy!

I got this recipe from: Jekka McVicar, The Complete Herb Book, pg. 77

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