Basque Salad

When you think of salads, do you picture a simple bowl of lettuce and veggies? Well today we’re going to turn that concept on its head with an awesome Basque Salad recipe. This dish is not only delicious but it’s also easy to make and perfect for the summer season!

prep: 40 mins additional: 4 hrs total: 4 hrs 40 mins Servings: 6 Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients:

3 medium fresh tomatoes – cored, quartered, and sliced as thin as possible

1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 large cucumber – peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced

1 Spanish onion – peeled, cut in half, and thinly sliced

1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced

Instructions:

In a large bowl, toss together the green, red, and yellow peppers with the tomatoes, cucumber, and onion.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the vinegar and olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, and sugar. Whisk in oregano, basil, and marjoram. Continue whisking until ingredients are well blended and the oil and vinegar are emulsified.

Pour dressing over vegetables, and toss gently with a wooden spoon. Cover, and marinate at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours, stirring frequently. Refrigerate until 1 hour before serving; then remove from the refrigerator, and let sit at room temperature. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 300 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 11.1g; fat 28.3g; sodium 394.6mg.

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