Middle Eastern Vegetable Salad

This recipe is loaded with so many vegetables I feel like I am getting healthier every time I eat it. Despite the bad rap the Middle East has gotton in recent time I rerally think we should be grateful they shared this wonderful salad with us. Anyways. This recipe takes a little time to put together but it is really refreshing and like I said extremely healthy. It’s a nice simple, light and flavorful recipe you can eat as a meal in itself or with together with a main. The lemon juice gives you a nice detox too. Serve with a nice whole grain pita bread. Stay healthy ladies and lets hope we all lose weight in the new year. I know this salad is going to help me do just that.



Directions

  1. Place the scallions, tomatoes, cucumber, chickpeas, parsley, mint, and basil in a large salad bowl and toss to combine.
  2. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the lemon juice, garlic, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Slowly whisk in the olive oil to make an emulsion.
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad, tossing gently to coat all the vegetables.
  5. Add the feta, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss gently.
  6. Serve the salad with the toasted pita bread.