Summer is the time to eat salads, when all the veggies (and fruits) are fresh and vibrant. Usually, it’s also so hot that turning on the stove or oven is not what you’d like to do. So there is always salad.
The only problem I have with salads is that they sometimes get boring. So I’m always searching for a new flavor, a new component, or a new idea. I’m sharing this salad with you since all of you might need some new inspiring ideas for salads, with summer in full swing! Or if any of you have delicious ideas, I’d love to hear them!
Lebanese Salad with Pita Chips
Adapted from: Vegetarian Times (July/August 2012)
1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped
1 pint of cherry tomatoes, halved
3 cups of chopped cucumbers
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
3 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
2 cups of whole grain pita chips, crumbled/broken
3 tbsp olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp pomegranate juice (such as POM Wonderful)
2 tsp ground sumac
4 garlic cloves
4 oz crumbled feta
In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients for a salad.
In a small bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the vinaigrette. Top the salad with the vinaigrette.
Sprinkle the crumbled feta over the top and serve.