Lebanese Bread Salad

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Makes 2 "main dishes" or 4 side dishes

  • 100 grams of bread,  (I used 2 pita bread for the Salad and 2 more for garnish)
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 100 grams of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh mint finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley also chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons of chicken broth (or 1 pinch of chicken bouillon seasoning)
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon of granulated sugar
  • + Parsley for Garnish
Preheat oven to 400ºF.

Brush the bread with olive oil. Cut the bread into bite-size pieces and bake at 400ºF for 8 minutes or until golden brown. (The recipe said to brush the bread with Lemon juice, but I wanted it to get nice and brown, so I brushed it with olive oil instead.)

To make the dressing: Combine the garlic, with the parsley, cilantro and mint, season with salt and black pepper to taste, I added ½ teaspoon of each; also add in ¼ teaspoon of granulated sugar, mix well, and add in the extra virgin olive oil, orange juice, chicken broth and 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice, mix well until well combined and set aside until ready to use.

Wash all the vegetables before using them.

Cut the onions into rings and place them in a large bowl.  Cut the cucumber lengthwise in half, remove the seeds. then cut it into small pieces, place them in the same bowl with he onions.

Remove the stem, veins and seeds from the bell pepper and also cut into small pieces about the same size as the cucumber pieces, place in the same bowl with the cucumbers.

Cut the cherry tomatoes in half,  place them in the bowl with the rest of the vegetables, toss everything together. Add half the dressing over the vegetables. Toss the salad once again, taste the flavor and add any salt and pepper if needed.

Top the salad with the bread pieces, and add 2 more tablespoons of the dressing over the bread and  1 more tablespoons of the remaining lemon juice, give everything one last toss and serve. (I recommend you add the bread pieces just before serving the salad, to prevent them from getting too soggy!)

Garnish with more bread pieces, and fresh parsley. Add more dressing or lemon juice if needed. Enjoy!