Sunday, April 8, 2012

Mediterranean Salad- great for Passover side dish!

Once again, please excuse the photo- MKG actually took this for me as we were running out the door- typical that he left the plastic wrap on to take the pic!

Normally at passover you get a lot of verrrrrrrrrrrrrry cooked veggies that sometimes are not even discernible as veggies.  Which is all fine and good but you still need something fresh and alive to liven things up.  Well, I do anyways.  This is a dope side dish any time of year but I particularly liked it because it has mediterranean vibe which is fitting for the holiday.  This would be an awesome veggie dish for a barbecue though, or a potluck of any kind.  Yum!

Mediterranean Chopped Salad
1 green pepper, small dice
1 red pepper, small dice
1 orange pepper, small dice
1 yellow pepper, small dice
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1 english cucumber, small dice
3 green onions, finely chopped
1 block of feta- I used TJ's herb crumbled feta which saved a bit of time
1 cup of kalamata olives, chopped
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
S&P to taste
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tbsp EVOO
***would also be great with chickpeas, which would render it NOT kosher for passover

This recipe is delicious, colorful, and full of vitamins and anti-oxidants.  The chopping takes awhile, I'll admit.  But it's worth it, and once everything is chopped all you do is throw it in a large bowl and combine.  I'd suggest refrigerating it for at least an hour to let the flavors mingle.  This will probably be my new summer barbecue stand-by!  XoXoGFG

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