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Bread Salad with Mint and Tomatoes

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.

Cooking Light AUGUST 2009

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

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 87
  • Fat: 2.9g
  • Saturated fat: 0.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 2.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 13.9g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1.3mg
  • Sodium: 197mg
  • Calcium: 29mg
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