Sunday, July 01, 2012

Israeli Salad

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.
Israeli Salad
Israeli Salad

 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 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.

Israeli breakfast
Israeli Breakfast


Zoomie said...

Salad for breakfast is a new concept to me, but as I read, I found it surprisingly inviting. Must try, if not for breakfast, at least for lunch. Thanks.

Greg said...

Zoomie- I really enjoy it.The salad can multitask. It stands alone but is a great topper for sandwiches,burgers and chicken.

Chilebrown said...

If I have left over Pico de Gallo it will be used at breakfast time. Your salad looks refreshing and tasty. I will have to give it a try.

Greg said...

Chilebrown- It is very similar to Pico. It holds up well and would be a great side for a 4th of July picnic.