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    Peasant Salad from Cyprus (Choriatiki)

    Peasant Salad from Cyprus (Choriatiki). Photo by Missy Wombat

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    André Grisell's Note:

    Perfect summer food. A reminiscence of vacations in Cyprus or Greece. Serve with bread and a cooled light wine or mineral water. Tastes best outdoors in the hottest time of the day. The treatment of the onion will reduce the strong and bitter taste and make it possible to use a greater amount of it. The raw eggplant may seem peculiar, but will add a little bitter taste that goes well with the sweeter vegetables. Traditionally, the cheese is not mixed with the salad, but exposed on top. Neither is the dressing made in advance, but up to the guests. NB that there is no lettuce in this recipe.

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    1. 1
      Slice the onion very thinly.
    2. 2
      Mix with one tablespoon (sic!) salt and set aside for 10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Knead the onion until it becomes transparent.
    4. 4
      Then rinse in lots of water and drain.
    5. 5
      Peel the cucumber.
    6. 6
      Cut it and the tomatoes into large chunks.
    7. 7
      Cut the celery and eggplant into smaller pieces.
    8. 8
      Arrange nicely on four plates.
    9. 9
      Grate the beetroots and put on top (mixing them with the rest would make the salad red).
    10. 10
      Divide the cheese into four pieces and put on top of the beetroots.
    11. 11
      Garnish with olives, capers and oregano.
    12. 12
      Serve salt, pepper, vinegar and oil à part, so that everyone makes his own dressing.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 21, 2009


      Delicious! I skipped the extra steps with the onions because I am lazy. Thank you for a great healthy take to work lunch this week!

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    • on September 27, 2004


      This is an awesome salad. It is gorgeous and delicious. It is great for entertaining too because the presentation is wonderful. Don't be afraid to use the eggplant it compliments the dish very well. I loved the onion technique too. Great recipe! Thank you.

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    • on July 13, 2004


      Gorgeous, delicious and worked well as a main course. Loved the onion technique. I'm going to use it again in other recipes.

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    Nutritional Facts for Peasant Salad from Cyprus (Choriatiki)

    Serving Size: 1 (504 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 274.6
    Calories from Fat 136
    Total Fat 15.1 g
    Saturated Fat 8.9 g
    Cholesterol 50.4 mg
    Sodium 884.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 26.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.2 g
    Sugars 15.7 g
    Protein 12.2 g

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