Friday, September 4, 2009

Israeli Za'atar Salad

Also from Moosewood Restaurant New Classics, with a few tweaks. An ideal salad for when you've just come home from the farmers' market and need to figure out what to do with all that fresh produce.

1 cup peeled, seeded and cubed cucumbers
2 cups cubed fresh tomatoes
1.5 caups chopped yellow or green bell peppers
1/2 cup diced red onion
2 tsp za'atar (a spice blend, look for it in the ethnic section of your grocery)
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/ tsp salt
ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
3-4 slices multigrain bread, toasted and cut into 1" squares

Combine everything but the bread in a bowl. Prepare the bread, and stir into salad. Eat. It's yummy both when the bread is crunchy and when it has soaked up some of the salad juices.

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