Bread Salad with Mint and Tomatoes

This fresh, simple salad highlights popular Greek ingredients such as tomatoes, cucumber, pita bread, and mint, all coated in a pleasantly tart lemon juice dressing. Serve immediately to prevent the bread from becoming too soggy.

Yield:

8 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 87
Fat 2.9 g
Satfat 0.4 g
Monofat 1.9 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 2.8 g
Carbohydrate 13.9 g
Fiber 1.5 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1.3 mg
Sodium 197 mg
Calcium 29 mg

Ingredients

6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups chopped tomato (about 3 medium)
1 1/4 cups chopped seeded peeled cucumber
1/2 cup sliced green onions (about 3)
1/3 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2 (6-inch) pitas, toasted and torn into bite-sized pieces

Preparation

1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add tomato and remaining ingredients; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately.

Note:

Joanne Weir,

August 2009