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Portuguesa Ensalada Mixta

This simple salad matches the peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers of a typical Portuguese salad with the Mediterranean flavors of olive and feta cheese to create a refreshing and filling meal.
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Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: Portuguese
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: My Hungry Traveler


  • Large bowl


  • 1 cup Pitted green and black olives
  • 1 medium Each: green pepper and yellow onion, cut into strips
  • 2 large Store bought marinated red peppers, cut into strips
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes
  • 6 oz Feta cheese, cubed
  • 1 small Cucumber, peeled and cubed
  • 1 RECIPE Lemon Vinaigrette (see recipe below)


Lemon Vinaigrette

  • Combine all the ingredients in a covered jar and shake. Ingredients: ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil, 4 tbsp red wine vinegar, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp chopped parsley, 2 tbsp lemon juice, ½ tsp lemon zest, salt and pepper


  • Assemble all salad ingredients in a bowl. Pour all the vinaigrette over, mix everything together and sit on the counter for an hour to meld flavors. Stir from time-to-time.


  • Feel free to mix and match peppers, add marinated mushrooms and/or artichokes. 
  • For a heartier version to serve as a lunch, add a can of drained white meat tuna packed in oil and a few hard boiled eggs.