Middle Eastern rainbow salad with tahini dressing
Great bland of nutrients
The secret for this simple salad is to choose good quality, fresh vegetables, ripe tomatoes, crisp peppers and cucumbers. The rest is down to finely chopping and good seasoning. This salad is packed with vitamins, minerals and phytochemical. The tahini dressing is a good addition of protein, calcium and good fats.
1 red pepper
1 small red onion
Juice and zest from a small lemon
2-3 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper
A handful of fresh parsley, mint and coriander, finely chopped
For the dressing:
1/2 cup raw tahini (sesame paste)
1/2 cup water
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1 clove garlic, crashed
1/2 tsp salt, freshly ground black pepper
- Wash the vegetables but do not peel (well, the onion do!). Finely dice them to small, even size cubes and place in a salad bowl.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
- To prepare the tahini sauce, whisk all the ingredients in a small bowl to a creamy paste.
- Serve the salad with the tahini on the side to be drizzled on top.
Hi! My name is Galit Hahn, certified nutritionist an one of the nutrition experts of Renewmyday.
Let me be your guide bringing an indulging culinary world backed with nutritional science and a deeper understanding of the connection between the food we eat and our physical, mental and even spiritual wellbeing.
I hope you will be inspired by my recipes!