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Parsley, Mint and Cucumber Salad with Preserved Lemon

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Ingredients Needed For Parsley, Mint and Cucumber Salad with Preserved Lemon
* 1/4 cup thinly sliced, commercially preserved lemons
* 1 clove garlic, minced
* 2 Tbs. fruity extra virgin olive oil
* 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh spearmint
* 2 cups lightly packed Italian parsley leaves, stems removed, washed and spun dry
* 1 medium-sized cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut in 1/4-inch dice
* Freshly ground black pepper to taste
* Preserved lemons
* 4 large lemons, preferably organically grown
* 1/2 cup coarse kosher salt
* 2 to 3 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions To Prepare Parsley, Mint and Cucumber Salad with Preserved Lemon
1. Stir together preserved lemon, garlic, olive oil and mint in mixing bowl.



2. Add spearmint, parsley leaves and cucumber to bowl, season generously with black pepper and toss well. Serve salad chilled or at room temperature.



Preserved lemons



1. Wash and quarter lemons. Using tip of paring knife, remove any visible seeds. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons salt in 1-quart, wide-mouth canning jar.



2. Drop 4 lemon quarters in jar, and sprinkle with another 2 tablespoons salt. Continue to layer lemons and salt in jar. Pour in enough lemon juice to fill jar. Screw on lid, shake and, if necessary, top off jar with more lemon juice.



3. Leave jar at room temperature for about 6 to 8 days, shaking it daily, or until peel softens and pith turns from white to pale yellow throughout.


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