Israeli salad is a chopped salad of finely diced tomato, onion, cucumber, and bell or chili peppers. Of course, I included a little extra love in my Israeli salad recipe. Since I pride myself on a unique twist to my recipes, this oil-free version explodes with flavor.
Whenever I plan my weekly menus, I always include a series of salads. Including salads in daily meals provides nutrient-dense foods which aid in digestion as well as nutrition. Then, include some protein-rich chickpeas, and this Israeli salad scores high on my list.
Although most Israeli salads include oil as the dressing, my oil-free version packs fresh flavors! So, let's make an incredible earthy salad for your next gathering.
First, start with the base vegetables characteristic of an Israeli salad. I used my favorite kitchen gadget to chop the vegetables perfectly, my vegetable chopper, with a small blade.
- English cucumber
- Red onion
- Grape tomatoes
- Red bell pepper
- Yellow bell pepper
Additional Ingredients for a unique Israeli Salad
Then, add fresh parsley, mint, fresh lemon, and lemon zest.
Next, add a can of chickpeas, a little red wine vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper, and stir. I do, however, recommend allowing the salad to chill for at least an hour for the flavors to enhance in the refrigerator.
Once chilled, stir the salad again and taste for additional salad and pepper for individual preference.
Also, if you have extra salad, it makes for a fabulous lunch the next day. Even though the salad is dressed, it doesn't get soggy. Instead, the fresh flavors of the herbs and lemon juice heighten the vegetables' flavors without bogging them down.
You will love how fresh and satisfying this Israeli salad tastes!
So, get chopping and enjoy this wonderful Israeli salad!
Looking for more nutrient-dense salads to add to your daily menu?
- Quinoa and Kale Salad
- Brussel Sprout and Kale Salad
- Good Earth Kale Salad
- Kale and Quinoa Southwestern Salad with Cumin Citrus Dressing
- Mango Salad
- Superfood Salad
- Asparagus Salad
- Beet Salad
- Arugula Salad
Hi! My name is Kathy, I am a retired high school English teacher & vegan enthusiast and blogger. My entire blog is fully plant-based vegan. I truly believe what we eat & how we live determines our health & the preservation of our planet! 🙂