Zalata (Middle Eastern Salad)
Zalata, meaning salad in Assyrian, is a Middle Eastern salad that is typically made with Persian cucumbers, white onion, and fresh herbs. The salad is served as an appetizer or a side dish.
Yield: 8 servings
- 2 medium tomatoes, gently rubbed under running water, chopped
- 3-5 Persian cucumbers OR 1 large cucumber, scrubbed with clean vegetable brush under running water, chopped
- ½ onion, scrubbed with clean vegetable brush under running water, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, gently rubbed under running water, finely chopped
- 2 Tablespoons fresh mint, gently rubbed under running water, finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice (1-2 lemons)
- ½ teaspoon salt (optional)
- Wash hands with soap and water.
- In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, cucumber, onion, parsley, and mint.
- In a separate small bowl, combine garlic, lemon juice, and salt (if desired).
- Pour lemon juice mixture over vegetables. Mix well.
- Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
- Serving Size (1/2 cup):
- Calories 15
- Total Fat 0g
- Saturated Fat 0g
- Cholesterol 0mg
- Sodium 0mg
- Total Carbohydrates 4g
- Fiber 1g
- Total Sugars 2g, includes 0g Added Sugars
- Protein 1g
- Vitamin D 0%
- Calcium 2%
- Iron 0%
- Potassium 2%
Nutrition Software Used:
ESHA Food Processor
This recipe was created in collaboration with Community Crops and Yazidi Project.