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Moroccan Tomato Salad

Moroccan Tomato & Pepper Salad
(Makes 2 Servings)

1 medium tomato, blanced, peeled, seeded and diced
½ medium cucumber, pared, seeded, and diced
1 roasted medium green bell pepper, see directions below*
1½ tsp minced fresh parsley                           ⅛ tsp minced fresh garlic                   ⅛ tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp paprika                                                   ½ tsp seeded minced green chili pepper
1 Tbsp plus 1½ tsp lemon juice                        1 Tbsp water                                       2 tsp olive oil


* On a baking sheet, broil bell pepper 3 inches from heat source, turning frequently until charred on all sides; transfer pepper to brown paper bag and let stand until cool enough to handle (15 - 20 minutes).  Fit strainer into medium bowl and peel pepper over bowl; remove and discard stem end and seeds, allowing juice from pepper to drip into bowl.

Cut pepper into strips and add to bowl with juice.  Add tomato and cucumber and toss to combine.  In measuring cup or small bowl, combine remaining ingredients to make dressing; mix well.  Pour over vegetables in bowl and toss to coat with dressing; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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