Israeli Salad Recipe
By Nitza Gilad
My Dear Friends
This popular salad is very easy to make. Here is a basic recipe for Israeli salad, with suggested optional ingredients. This salad lends itself nicely to improvisation and experimentation!
•3 medium cucumbers (If using American long cucumbers, one cucumber is enough.)
•2 large tomatoes
•1 green or red pepper
•Fresh lemon juice (I always use the juice from at least one lemon)
•Salt to taste
•Pepper to taste
•Za’atar – optional (One of the Israeli spices)
1.Vegetables should be room temperature. Finely chop all the vegetables (I use my onion chopper!). Peeling the cucumbers is optional.
2.Combine them in a large bowl, adding any optional ingredients.
3.Right before serving, toss with olive oil, and then add lemon juice and spices.
try adding them individually, or in any combination!
•2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley (flat-leaf)
•2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
•½ carrot, peeled and finely diced
•¼ red onion, finely diced, or 2 green onions, finely diced
•2 romaine lettuce leaves, chopped
After dressing the salad, consider topping it with a handful of toasted pita chips, ¼ c toasted pine nuts, and/or ¼ c crumbled feta or goat cheese.
Enjoy a wonderfull fresh Salad…