Recipe for Greek Style Parsley Spread

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Fresh fragrant green parsley on a cutting boardMaidanosalata is a delicious parsley spread that you can serve as an appetizer or snack all year round! All you need is a food processor to make sure all the ingredients are blended together properly.

Greek Style Parsley Spread (Maidanosalata) Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 thick piece of bread (1 inch thick), crusts removed, soaked in water
  • 1 medium, quartered onion
  • 2 – 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 – 1/2 teaspoon, fresh minced chili pepper
  • 1 lb., flat leaf, stems trimmed parsley
  • 1 (optional) egg yolk
  • Lemon juice (3 tablespoons)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons, balsamic vinegar
  • Salt
  • Olives for garnish

How to Prepare Greek Style Parsley Spread:

Squeeze the soaked bread to remove excess water. Discard any hard parts, and place half the bread in a food processor with the onion, garlic, chili pepper, and half the parsley. Process until everything is reduced to a paste. Add the remaining parsley and bread to the lender along with the egg yolk, half the lemon juice, and half the olive oil. Blend again, slowly adding more olive oil, 1 teaspoon vinegar, and some salt. Taste and adjust the seasoning by adding more salt, pepper, and lemon juice or vinegar. The spread should be very flavorful.

Pour the spread into a bowl and garnish with olives. Maidanoslata is a great dip so feel free to bust out the pita chips or carrot slices!

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