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Pipirrana Salad
Spain - Southern
  -   Pippirrana
Serves:
Effort:
Sched:
DoAhead:  
7 salad  
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1-1/10 hrs  
Most

This is a very popular salad in southern Spain. Not only is it delicious, but it is durable on the buffet table because it contains no greens likely to wilt. The recipe makes a little over 2 pounds, and can be made ahead up to dressing.



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Bell Pepper, red
Bell Pepper, grn
Tomato
Cucumber (1)
Onion, white
Garlic
-- Dressing
Sherry Vinegar (2)  
Olive Oil ExtV
Salt
Pepper
-- Garnish
Olives, Black (3)
Salad   -   (25 min + 30 min chill)
  1. Stem and core BELL PEPPERS. Cut into squares about 3/8 inch on a side.
  2. Cut TOMATOES into dice, about 3/8 inch, and drain them well, preferably in a nylon strainer (drink the juice).
  3. Cut CUCUMBERS into strips, then into dice similar in size to the tomatoes.(see Note-1). I usually pile the cukes over the tomatoes in the strainer to help with draining.
  4. Dice ONION about 3/8 inch.
  5. Chop GARLIC fine.
  6. Mix all Salad items. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Dressing   -   (3)
  1. Mix all Dressing items items in a small jar so they can be shaken vigorously before pouring. Cool.
Garnish & Serve   -   (5)
  1. Pit the OLIVES and cut in half lengthwise.
  2. Dress salad and serve chilled, garnished with pitted Olives. For buffet service the Olives can just be mixed in
NOTES:
  1. Cucumbers:   Persian or similar cucumbers which need neither peeling nor seeding are preferable, but if all you have is regular waxed blimp cukes, peel them, cut in half lengthwise, and seed them. Cut into strips, then dice. You'll need a couple ounces more to compensate for the peels and seeds.
  2. Sherry Vinegar:   This vinegar is shipped at a higher acid than regular vinegar (8% vs 5%), so if you have to use regular wine vinegar, use 1 T more.
  3. Olives:   These should be Mediterranean oil cured olives, not California salad olives. Turkish black olives are readily available in vacuum packs and are excellent.
  4. U.S. measure: t=teaspoon, T=Tablespoon, c=cup, qt=quart, oz=ounce, #=pound, cl=clove in=inch

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