Middle Eastern Salad

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by coconutty

I adapted this recipe given to me by a Lebanese friend. The amounts shown are only suggestions - adjust them to suit your taste. I did not include lettuce or mixed greens in the ingredient list - sometimes I make the salad with them and sometimes without them. When I don't have fresh mint leaves, I tear open a teabag (of organic peppermint tea) and use part of the contents. Re the sumac: it is a characteristic spice but is sour, so start with a small amount to see if you like it.

Top Review by Mrs. Danger_horse

Loved the combination of textures: soft avocado, juicy tomato, crisp cucumber, frilly lettuce.. really enjoyable salad. I left out the sumac (as I didn't have any) and added mixed lettuce (as per photo). Highly recommended!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the vegetables into a salad bowl.
  2. Add oil, lemon juice, seasonings, and toss gently.
  3. Throw in a handful of raw or toasted sunflower seeds, if desired (optional).
  4. Adjust seasoning to taste.

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