10.22.2010

Israeli Salad





You may have noticed that this salad does not have a trace of lettuce in it. Honestly, the only salad you will find in Israel with lettuce in it is a Caesar salad. That is not to say that Israel is short of delicious and unique salads. They are quite proud of their salads! There are veggie salads, pickled salads, bean salads, corn salads, and just about anything else you can imagine. A visit to any restaurant includes an entire course of salads, not to mention the most fluffy and warm pita, served on the table before you even order. The colors pop, the taste buds are tantalized, and the hunger is always satiated!


In order to make this authentically Israeli, you must dice the veggies up finely! As a child, I remember my cousin and my brother would have contests to see who could make their salads with the finest chopped vegetables. It pretty much boils down to this simple ration: equal parts tomato and cucumber to one-third red onion. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

Israeli Salad

3 roma tomatoes, finely diced
1 large cucumber, finely diced
1/3 of a large red onion, finely diced
1 lemon
1/4-1/3 cup olive oil
salt
pepper

Combine, eat, enjoy!

2 comments:

Gabby said...

omg - that video was hilarious! and dirty, and very chefuality, if you know what i mean ... that big cucumber going after his ripe fruit ... i loved it!! you should give lessons on how to make the videos ... anyway, back to the salad, it looks delicious! what would you recommend as the main course to go with? i'm thinking hotdogs, and mac-n-cheese ... what knife we're you using? as always, a wonderful job dani

Daniela said...

You know, in Israel, people eat this with EVERYTHING. However, I don't see it going to well with a hotdog. If you are going for something easy, I would pick a hamburger over hotdog. It would go great with a steak, or with white fish. However, my all time favorite is yummy pita, hummus, falafel, and Israeli salad!