Cold Mixed Vegetable Hors D’oeuvre

Legumes à l’Orientale

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Simple French Food

By Richard Olney

Published 1974

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If the raisins seem bizarre to you, leave them out; if you have no taste for coriander, leave it out; the dish will lose its Oriental distinction but will not, otherwise, be the worse for the omissions. If the presence of crunchy, hot peppercorns is distressing, leave them out . . .

At the height of summer, replace the preserved tomatoes by fresh, firm, ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and coarsely cut up or chopped; replace the fennel by quartered celery hearts and the parsley by fresh basil leaves and flowers.

Slices of sweet pepper may be added, as may any of those vegetables normally prepared à la Grecque—small zucchini, quartered lengthwise and cut into 2-inch lengths; cauliflower flowerets; asparagus tips; chard ribs . . .