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Liguarian Vegetable & Bread Salad

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From EatingWell:  September/October 1995

This is an ancient Ligurian salad in which all the ingredients were arranged in layers. Use whatever vegetables look best at the market.

4 servings | Active Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Put onions in a small bowl with water to cover and set aside to soak for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Rub the inside of a salad bowl with one of the garlic cloves. Rub the toasts with the other garlic clove. Mix 2 teaspoons of the vinegar with 2 teaspoons water and sprinkle over the toasts. Mix tuna and anchovies together in a small bowl. Mix basil and oregano together in another small bowl. Drain the onions.
  3. To assemble the salad, put three toasts in the bottom of the prepared salad bowl. Top with tomatoes and sprinkle with one-fourth of the basil mixture, one-fourth of the tuna mixture and one-fourth of the olives. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons of the oil and 1 teaspoon of the remaining vinegar. Add a layer of toasts, top with onions, basil mixture, tuna mixture, olives, oil and vinegar. Repeat the layering, using peppers in the third layer and cucumbers in the final layer.
  4. Let the salad rest for about 15 minutes to allow the flavors to blend, then toss it gently and season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition

Per serving : 274 Calories; 13 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 7 g Mono; 16 mg Cholesterol; 24 g Carbohydrates; 17 g Protein; 5 g Fiber; 606 mg Sodium; 684 mg Potassium

1 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 lean meat, 2 fat

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