The World's Healthiest Foods

Mediterranean Salad

This is one of the most refreshing summer salads, especially when tomatoes and cucumbers are in season.

Mediterranean Salad Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes; chilling time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:
2 cups chopped fresh tomato (cut out excess flesh if pulpy)
2 cups peeled chopped cucumber, seeds removed (cut lengthwise and scoop out seeds)
cup finely minced onion
2 clove finely minced garlic
1 can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
3 TBS fresh lemon juice
2 TBS chopped fresh mint
2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
salt & cracked black pepper to taste
1 head romaine lettuce, use tender whole leaves for bed

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together and chill. This is best if it chills for at least 15 minutes. Serve on bed of lettuce.

    Serves 4

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    This page was updated on: 2002-09-27 13:24:20
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