I think you’ll realize really soon that I love salads. Not just the salads with the greens and the toppings. While those are good too I like to mix it up all the time. I find that salads are refreshing, light and perfect for these hot days. I personally make my salad on Sunday and eat it all throughout the week because let’s face it nobody likes to slave away in the kitchen three times a day every single day.
The salad of the week is Israeli salad! It was the first time I’ve ever made this and if you’re wondering what my first impression was I’d have to go with beautiful and a pop of flavor. This salad is one that doesn’t mask the natural flavors of herbs and vegetables it enhances them… It’s like flavor overload x100. SO delicious SO simple. Making this salad has made me realize that over the top flavors can be found in the simplest ingredients. Sometimes I find myself trying to expand on flavor by adding a hundred different things when really what I should be doing is pairing ingredients together that totally complement each other and bring out the flavors naturally.
So traditional Israeli salad is made with parsley but I say have some fun and take a little bit of each fresh herb that you have in your fridge. The key word here is fresh! As well as parsley I used basil and cilantro (two of my faves). When the lemon hits them and you let it sit for a while all the flavors come out and that’s where you get the blast of flavor I keep talking about.
I hope you guys enjoy this salad. I think I’m going to start featuring my weekly salads on here in case anybody would like to join me in weekly meal planning. It’ll also be for anyone who is tired of sandwiches and leftovers for lunch. So keep an eye out for that.
• 1 green pepper
• 1 orange pepper
• 1 red pepper
• 1/2 large vidalia onion
• 1 tomato
• 1 cucumber
• few sprigs of basil
• handful of parsley and cilantro
• 1 lemon juiced
• salt and pepper to taste
Chop all of the vegetables and herbs, toss them together in a bowl. Squeeze fresh lemon juice from over everything stir again to combine then salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate and serve.