The Best Israeli Salad
queen in the kitchen style

A chopped Israeli Salad is all about using what's on hand, and what you enjoy eating. That makes it the quintessential Queen in the Kitchen kind of recipe.

Israeli Salad is usually served along with other salads featuring fresh Mediterranean vegetables.

the best israeli salad

4 small plum tomatoes, chopped

2 cucumbers, peeled and chopped

3 scallions, cut in 1/2" slices

1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped 

1/2 cup fresh mint, dill, cilantro or a mix of these, finely chopped

4 tablespoons olive oil

1 juice of one large lemon

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon cumin

Mix all ingredients and serve either at room temperature or chilled.

makes 6-8 servings ~ can make ahead
active time: 20 minutes
a kosher for Passover Recipe


Now for the fun...try some of these variations:

  • a chopped pickle
  • a handful of sliced olives
  • a couple of stalks of celery, the leaves are good, too
  • a drizzle of honey
  • a tablespoon of zaatar
  • a smidgen of Yemenite szchug

Cooking for The King by Renee Chernin ~ The book of Torah insights, recipes and practical tips designed to bring majesty to the mundane.


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