Simple Seedy Slaw

This is a colourful, crunchy slaw to brighten gloomy fall or winter days. Serves 4-6 as a side salad Kitchen equipment Measuring cup, measuring spoons Jar with lid Salad bowl Salad servers or tongs Cutting board, cutting knife Garlic press (optional) Grater or food processor (optional) Frying pan or pie plate for toasting seeds  …

Mediterranean Potato Salad

Serves 4 This basic salad is easily varied and can be turned into a main-course salad with the addition of chickpeas, feta cheese, hard-boiled eggs or canned tuna. You can also add other vegetables, such as quartered artichoke hearts or steamed green beans, and herbs such as chopped dill, parsley, or dried oregano. Kitchen equipment…

Fattoush

Serves 6-8 Kitchen equipment Measuring cup, measuring spoons Jar with lid Salad bowl, salad serving spoons Salad spinner or dish towels Garlic press, or micro grater Cutting board, cutting knife Baking sheet for toasting pitas lemon juicer Ingredients Dressing 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1/2 tsp salt 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil juice of 2…

Yogurt and Cucumber Salad

Serves 4-6 as a side dish There are versions of this salad right across the Middle East and Mediterranean. This version is Armenian, and called jajig. Kitchen equipment Knife and cutting board Garlic crusher or micrograter Stirring spoon Measuring cup, measuring spoons Medium mixing bowl Ingredients 2 ½ cups plain low-fat yogourt 1 English cucumber…

Waldorf Salad

Serves 4 Kitchen equipment Measuring cup, measuring spoons Medium bowl Cutting board, cutting knife Small whisk Large spoons, for tossing and serving Frying pan or pie plate for toasting walnuts Ingredients Dressing 1 Tbs. light mayonnaise 1 Tbs. plain yogourt squeeze of fresh lemon juice, to taste sea salt, to taste Salad 2 ribs celery…

Classic Salad Nicoise

This is the classic version, but feel free to make additions, substitutions and deletions, according to your preferences.  For vegetarians and those who don’t like tuna, we had chickpeas.  Almost everybody in our crowd left off the olives. Serves 4 Kitchen equipment Measuring cup, measuring spoons Jar with lid Salad bowl Salad spinner or dish…

Mediterranean Vegetable Kebabs

Serves 8 Kitchen equipment small pot 8 wooden skewers measuring cup medium-sized mixing bowl large mixing spoon Salad spinner or dish towels Cutting board, cutting knife can opener baking sheet lined with parchment paper Ingredients 2 medium red peppers (or orange or yellow) 8 artichoke hearts, canned, drained, rinsed 1 Tbs olive oil grinding of…