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Politiki Salata
Salad from 'The City' (meaning Constantinople or Istanbul)

Politiki Salata

1 small cabbage, finely chopped
3 carrots, shredded
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 red pepper (Pimiento), finely chopped
1 hot green pepper, finely chopped
parsley, finely chopped
1 t-spoon chili flakes
1 garlic clove, minced
olive oil to taste
1/2 cup vinegar

Place all vegetables in a strainer, season with salt and try to drain liquids with your hands. Put the mixture in a large bowl, pour vinegar, stir well and store in the fridge. Add olive oil only before serving the salad. If you like you can add, currants and pine nuts at the end

This recipe comes from Panayotis Papanicholaou who is a well known chef and artist in Athens and Mykonos where he has opened several restaurants including the popular O Bakalogatos in Fokionos Negri, Kypseli. He is available for consultation or work if you want to open a Greek restaurant and need a first class chef. Contact him by e-mail

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