Maidanosalata (Greek Parsley Spread)

Total Time
20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

A classic greek dish which is oh so easy to make and is full of flavour and color. A fun "share" dish, served with pita chips or crackers.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 slice stale bread (thick cut white bread, crust removed.)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 small hot pepper (finely chopped)
  • 2 cups flat leaf parsley, stems trimmed
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 12 lemon, juice of
  • 13 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • salt
  • olive, to garnish

Directions

  1. Soak bread in about 1/4 cup of water for about 5 minute.
  2. Squeeze the soaked bread to remove excess water. Discard any hard parts.
  3. place half the bread in a food processor with the onion, garllic, chili pepper, and half the parsley.
  4. Process until everything is reduced to a paste.
  5. Add the remaining parsley and bread to the blender along with the egg yolk, lemon juice, and half the olive oil.
  6. Blend again.
  7. alternate adding and blending the remaining oil and vinegar to give a creamy emulsified consistency.
  8. taste, and adjust seasoning if needed.
  9. garnish with olives. and enjoy on pita chips.

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