Mediterranean Chopped Salad

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated July/August 2009, America's Test Kitchen TV

We wanted complementary flavors and textures in every bite—not a random collection of bland, watery produce from the crisper drawer.

SERVES4 as a light entrée and 6 as a side dish

TIME40 minutes

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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...

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