Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Published July 1, 2009. From Cook's Illustrated.

Why this recipe works:

To prevent the cut-up produce in our chopped salad recipe from exuding moisture, we turned to techniques like seeding the cucumbers and quartering the cherry tomatoes before salting them to expose more surface area to the salt. An assertive combination of equal parts oil and vinegar delivered… read more

To prevent the cut-up produce in our chopped salad recipe from exuding moisture, we turned to techniques like seeding the cucumbers and quartering the cherry tomatoes before salting them to expose more surface area to the salt. An assertive combination of equal parts oil and vinegar delivered the bright acidic flavor we were looking for in our dressing for our chopped salad recipe. Briefly marinating the other ingredients in the dressing delivered an additional flavor boost.

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Serves 4 as a light entrée and 6 as a side dish

For information on how to prepare the cucumbers, see Seeding and Chopping Cucumbers, below.

Ingredients

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