Salad for Breakfast!?
I originally ran across Israeli Salad when I watched hipster-hottie Alex Van Buren do a NY Chow Report video about the Sabich Sandwich, at New York restaurant Taim. The sandwich sounded wonderful so I researched and found recipes. I never did make the full sandwich but I made the Israeli Salad and used it as side for barbecue chicken.
Recently I was watching a Globe Trekker show about Israel. One of the guides mentioned that it was traditional to use Israeli Salad for breakfast. Now there is a stunning idea, a nice cool healthy salad to start the day. My version of the salad has chopped tomato, cucumber, parsley, red onion, dressed with lemon juice, olive oil and salt. Just add a little feta and you could call it a Greek Salad. Here are links to a great website Israel Food Guide.com that has a base recipe for the salad plus lots of information about Israeli Breakfast and other traditions. Below is my take on Israeli Breakfast.