REAL DEAL MEDITERRANEAN SALAD LOW FODMAP EDITION

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I call this the Real Deal Mediterranean Salad because the first words my taste tester who just returned from a 2-year stay in Jerusalem said was “That’s the real deal!”  Actually, to be honest, his first words were “That is fantastic.”  THEN he made the real deal comment.  I was trying to be humble, but let’s be honest – when you have a winner, you have a winner.  KIDDING…but only kind of.

The typical FODMAP containing ingredients in this type of salad are garlic and red onion.  We sidestep the garlic by adding garlic infused oil, and the red onion I simply omitted.  Normally, when you take out a strong flavor – such as onions – it’s best not to try to find something that tastes just like the discarded ingredient so much as you want to try to add a different strong flavor- (think capers, anchovies, etc).   This time I omitted the strong red onion flavor altogether to let the olives to their thing.  Not as tart as traditionally done, but I think it really let the playfulness of the herbs, and subtle sweet of the bell pepper shine through.   And, yes – I said “playfulness of the herbs.”  I hear you mocking.  Just try the recipe…

Mise en place
Mise en place

low fodmap mediterranean salad by Dishin' It Out

 

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Try to stop eating it. No, really.
Try to stop eating it. No, really.

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