Basque Salad

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This recipe is inspired by Woolgrowers Restaurant in Bakersfield, California. Among the many appetizers they give, there is one that is very much like this salad which is handy to have in the refrigerator. It is very good and close to my inspiration.

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Prep Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced

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

  • 1 large cucumber - peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced

  • 1 Spanish onion - peeled, cut in half, and thinly sliced

Dressing:

  • cup red wine vinegar

  • ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil

  • ¼ teaspoon dried marjoram

  • chopped fresh parsley

Directions

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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
28g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 300
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 395mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 89mg 446%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 383mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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