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  1. History: This simple salad makes a delicious side dish for any type of Mediterranean cuisine - including Greek, Italian, Spanish, Provencal, Moroccan or Turkish.

  2. Description: A selection of Mediterranean-style vegetables tossed with a lemon and olive oil dressing.

  3. Preparation time:  about 10 minutes

  4. Serves: 2

  5. Amount/Measure/Ingredient:

  6. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 

  7. 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 

  8. 1/2 clove garlic - minced (crushed) 

  9. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 

  10. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 

  11. 2 handfuls roughly torn romaine (Cos) lettuce leaves 

  12. 2 fresh Roma tomatoes - cut into 1/2-inch rounds (you can also use regular tomatoes and cut them into wedges) 

  13. 1/2 green pepper (capsicum) - julienne 

  14. 1/4 small red onion - thinly sliced (you can vary this amount depending on how much you like raw red onions) 

  15. Mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Place the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine just before serving.

  16. Variations: There are lots of possible additions to this basic salad, but keep in mind that it should remain a simple and light salad to accompany a meal. Toss through some garlic-rubbed croutons or a handful of chopped toasted nuts (like walnuts, pine nuts or hazelnuts), finely chopped capers, olives, sun-dried tomatoes or chopped anchovies, or a small amount of shaved or crumbled cheese.

  17. Photo of recipe: http://www.mediterrasian.com/delicious

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  21. Reformatted from a recipe submitted to Good Cooking © '2005 by Good Cooking, Inc.

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