Simple Mediterranean Salad for vegans

Mediterranean Salad
Courses
Difficulty Beginner
Servings 2
Description

“Simple Mediterranean salad” is a nutrition and anti-oxidant rich dish that is very easy to prepare with commonly available fresh vegetables and ingredients, within 20 minutes. It is suited for vegans.

 

Ingredients
  • 4 Roma tomatoes (medium sized, diced and deseeded (can also use 10-15 cherry tomatoes halved))
  • 1/2 cup Parsley (chopped finely)
  • 2 English cucumbers (Seedless type - about 6inch long each)
  • 1 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper (Ground)
Instructions
    • De-seed and dice Roma tomatoes
    • Dice Cucumber
    • Chop Parsley leaves – remove stems
    • Mix Tomatoes, Cumbers and Parsley in a salad bowl
    • Add Lemon juice, cumin powder, salt, paprika, pepper powder, and extra virgin olive oil
    • Mix well

    Serve with Pita bread, falafels, pilaf, saffron rice, or biryanis

Notes

Use Extra Virgin olive oil only – This is the highest quality of olive oil that preserves the natural content from being altered by exposure to high temperature. This oil even has lower acidity content. It is considered the best simply because it retains most of the natural flavor and aroma. Also, this is the most commonly used type of olive oil for health purposes.  It's best to use extra-virgin olive oil in salads as a light and tasty dressing.

Keywords: Vegetarian, Vegan, Salad, Main Course, Mediterranean, Egg Free
Vinay Mummigatti

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