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Easy Lebanese Salad

Easy Lebanese Salad, also known as Lebanese Salata, is a salad mixing chopped tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, cucumber, green onion and parsley topped with a lemony-mint dressing. This is healthy, light and the prefect addition to any meal or add grilled chicken or salmon to make it a meal itself. 

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EASY LEBANESE SALAD

Do you guys see all of those healthy, fresh vegetables in one bowl?

I am in love with this Easy Lebanese Salad and make it often as a side dish to my meals, on wraps, in salads or on top of my hummus.

This is among my favorite lebanese food to have on hand.

If you have a favorite lebanese restaurant you might know this salad as Lebanese Salata.

We have a local restaurant named Aladdin’s and they serve it with a lot of their dishes.

For example, they would top a Chicken Shawarma Bowl with it, add it to a Beef Kafta Bowl, add it to a Hummus Spiced Beef Plate or a pita filled with hummus, tabbouleh and chicken.

What I love most about this easy Lebanese salad is that it uses simple ingredients.

It mixes tomatoes, green pepper, cucumbers, green onions, sweet onion, parsley and a light lemon dressing.

This Lebanese Salad is a classic middle eastern salad that I make along with Fattoush Recipe and Lebanese Tabbouleh Salad.

These are all salads I have been eating since I was a little girl.

Easy Lebanese Salad in Large White Bowl

Of course with many of my simple salad recipes you can really customize this however you like by adding additional goodies like beans, grilled meat, feta cheese or other fresh flavors.

The dressing is delicious and worth making a double batch of to drizzle on everything.

Sometimes I miss things up and add a teaspoon of sumac or za’atar, but this dressing is great as is too. I also love adding crispy pita chips.

I like to have a big container of this salad in my fridge for lunches during the week.

If you plan to use this salad a day or two after making it I would suggest waiting to add the salad dressing until you are ready to eat it so it doesn’t get soggy.

I love salads and often rotate between today’s recipe this Kale Salad with Lemon Dressing and this Mediterranean Bean Salad.

Easy Lebanese Salad, also known as Lebanese Salata, is a salad mixing chopped tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, cucumber, green onion and parsley topped with a lemony-mint dressing. This is healthy, light and the prefect addition to any meal or add grilled chicken or salmon to make it a meal itself. 

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS LEBANESE SALAD RECIPE

RIPE TOMATOES

GREEN PEPPER

ENGLISH CUCUMBER OR PERSIAN CUCUMBERS

GREEN ONIONS 

SWEET ONION

CURLY PARSLEY OR FLAT-LEAF PARSLEY

ROMAINE LETTUCE OR ICEBERG LETTUCE  

FOR THE DRESSING:

EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

FRESH LEMON JUICE

GARLIC 

DRIED MINT

SUMAC OR ZA’ATAR {OR FAVORITE SPICE}

Easy Lebanese Salad White Bowl

WAYS TO MODIFY THIS SALAD:

PROTEIN: Add grilled chicken, beef, shrimp, falafel or salmon to this salad.

BEANS: Beans will help add protein and bulk up the salad. I especially like chickpeas, white beans and black beans.

DRESSING: Switch up the dressing by adding pomegranate molasses, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar or Greek yogurt.

CHEESE: If you like cheese I think that feta cheese works really well in this salad. I suggest using crumbled feta cheese.

VEGETABLES: Additional vegetables are always good in this salad. I like to add avocado, artichokes, roasted red peppers, red onion, cherry tomatoes, carrots, radish, celery or jalapeños.

GRIANS: Mix in cooked quinoa, bulgur wheat, couscous, brown rice or farro.

FRESH HERBS: Other than parsley you can mix in fresh basil, dill, fresh mint or oregano.

PICKLED VEGETABLES: I love adding pickled vegetables to my salads like pickled red onions and pickled vegetables.

NUTS & SEEDS: Add sesame seeds, pine nuts, sliced almonds or walnuts.

Easy Lebanese Salad Side View

RECIPES TO ADD THIS SALAD TO:

SHISH TAOUK CHICKEN THIGHS

MEDITERRANEAN CHICKEN

MEDITERRANEAN TURKEY MEATBALLS

MOROCCAN CARROT RED LENTIL SOUP

AIR FRYER COD

GRAPE LEAVES 

OTHER SALAD RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

BALELA SALAD

MEDITERRANEAN WHITE BEAN SALAD

MEDITERRANEAN FARRO SALAD

MEDITERRANEAN EGGPLANT SALAD

PERSIAN TOMATO SALAD

TOMATO CUCUMBER FETA QUINOA 

Easy Lebanese Salad Side View

Easy Lebanese Salad

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Easy Lebanese Salad, also known as Lebanese Salata, is a salad mixing chopped tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, cucumber, green onion and parsley topped with a lemony-mint dressing. This is healthy, light and the prefect addition to any meal or add grilled chicken or salmon to make it a meal itself. 

Ingredients

  • 3 medium tomatoes, diced {about 2 cups}
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeds removed, chopped
  • 1/2 of an english cucumber, seeds removed, chopped
  • 5 green onions, white and green parts chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped {about 1/2 cup}
  • Romaine lettuce, chopped

For the dressing::

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried mint {more or less to taste, or 1 Tablespoons of chopped fresh mint}
  • 1 teaspoon of your favorite spice {optional: try sumac or za'atar}
  • 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt {more to taste}
  • Black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl mix the tomatoes, bell pepper, cucumber, green onions, parsley and onion. 
  2. In a mason jar combine the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic cloves, mint, salt and pepper. Seal the mason jar and shake the dressing until combined {or use a small bowl and whisk the dressing}. 
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine. Taste and adjust mint, salt and pepper. 
  4. In the bowl with the salad add the romaine lettuce {optional} and toss to combine. Alternatively you can lay a bed of romaine in a bowl and add the Lebanese Salad on top. 
  5. Serve as a side dish alongside a meal or use as a main dish with grilled fish or salmon. 

Notes

If you plan to have leftovers I would not use the entire dressing on the salad but would just dress the part of the salad you plan to eat and then dress the remaining salad once you are ready to eat it so it doesn't get soggy.

You can feel free to add a variety of other spices to the dressing including 1 teaspoon of sumac or za'atar.

There are a lot of things you can add to this salad including feta cheese, olives, grilled meat or tofu, additional vegetables and beans. 

 

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