PEASANT SALAD (salata rustika)

Peasants salad means "in the peasant manner" and it designates the rustic character of the salad with its roughly chopped, full of color vegetables shining under the rich coating of extra virgin olive oil.

  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 small mild onion
  • 1/8 cup lightly packed chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olives
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup oil-free salad dressing
  • 1/2 loaf oil-free French-style bread
  • olive oil
Cut the tomatoes, cucumber, pepper and onion into bite-sized pieces. Place in a large bowl and stir in the remaining ingredients except for the bread. Cut the bread into bite-sized pieces, add to vegetable mixture, and toss gently to coat with dressing.

Combine with rakia :)