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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 435.4
  • Total Fat: 21.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 50.5 mg
  • Sodium: 1,154.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 46.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.8 g
  • Protein: 16.8 g

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Dakos (Tomato, Artichokes, & Feta Cheese Bread Bowl Salad

Submitted by: JVANAM

Introduction

While in Athens, for the Olympic Games, I had this sweet and savory salad with a rich flavored soup at Iliosporo on Ermou Street. They deserve a Gold medal for their straight forward traditional Greek fare.
Meze means light meal. Dakos (also called "koukouvayia") is called "Greek bruschetta," by tourist. It is easy to make with few ingredients, with little cooking.
Dakos is made with deliciously marinated artichokes and served in a barley rusk.
Rusk is a crusty barley based bread similar to a Tuscan Peasant Bread. I use a twice “baked” bread bowl.
While in Athens, for the Olympic Games, I had this sweet and savory salad with a rich flavored soup at Iliosporo on Ermou Street. They deserve a Gold medal for their straight forward traditional Greek fare.
Meze means light meal. Dakos (also called "koukouvayia") is called "Greek bruschetta," by tourist. It is easy to make with few ingredients, with little cooking.
Dakos is made with deliciously marinated artichokes and served in a barley rusk.
Rusk is a crusty barley based bread similar to a Tuscan Peasant Bread. I use a twice “baked” bread bowl.

Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    1 Small or Medium bread bowl per person
    1 large or 2 small ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped (discard skin)
    2 small marinated artichokes
    2-3 heaping tablespoons of feta cheese or aged myzithra, crumbled or grated
    extra virgin olive oil
    freshly ground pepper
    Greek oregano (rigani)

Directions

1) Cut open the top crust of a crusty bread bowl, I prefer a Tuscan Peasant Bread. Scoop out some of the doughy inside. Spray the inner dough with Olive Oil and place in a 350 degree oven for 4 to 5 minutes to allow the inside of the bowl to toast. (For a quicker toasting you can use a broiler, BUT, you must keep an eye on the bowls and the outer crust will burn QUICKLY.)

2) Coarsely chop the tomatoes and place in a strainer over a mixing bowl. Lightly salt the tomatoes to assist in rendering their juices.

3) Slice into quarters the marinated artichokes. Some American jarred artichokes already come in quarters.

4) Gently mix the tomatoes, artichokes, cheese, and drizzle with EVOO. Add pepper and oregano to taste. Serve in the bread bowl or rusk.

===To guild the Lily you can add diced multi-colored bell peppers and finely chopped caramelized onions into the salad for a more elegant dinner party service.===

1 bowl per serving.

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JVANAM.






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