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Lebanese Chopped Vegetable Salad

Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and scallions are tossed with parsley, za’atar, lemon and olive oil in this fresh and healthy Lebanese Chopped Salad recipe.

Chopped Lebanese Salad

As much as I love a good Syrian or traditional Greek salad, I don’t always have fresh lettuce on hand which is when I love experimenting with different chopped salads.

Easy Chopped Salad Recipe

What is a chopped salad?

Unlike a traditional salad, a chopped salad isn’t lettuce-based. Instead, it’s made with a variety of fresh vegetables chopped in bite-sized pieces and tossed with a vinaigrette of your choice.

Chopping Green Peppers
Chopping Tomatoes

One of my most popular chopped salad recipes is my Greek Village Salad which is why I decided to create a Lebanese version. For the base, use whatever fresh, crunchy vegetables you have on hand. Cucumbers, peppers, onions, radishes, and tomatoes all work well but use whatever you love the most.

Chopping Scallions
Dicing Red Peppers

When creating a chopped salad, I like to use as many colors of the rainbow as possible. Green peppers are most traditional but my boys love orange peppers so we use those as well if we have them.

Grating Garlic
Squeezing Lemon

For the vinaigrette, simply toss the vegetables with lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, za’atar, salt and pepper. If you don’t have fresh mint, dried mint works great too.

Mincing Parsley
Liz Chopping Yellow Peppers

If you don’t have fresh herbs on hand, no problem. Have lots to use up? Go crazy! You can dial the amount of parsley and mint up and down pretty easily with this recipe.

Tossing Salad

What is za’atar?

If you’re not familiar with za’atar, think of it as an all-in-one Middle Eastern spice blend, similar to my All-Purpose Lebanese Spice Blend. In addition to spicing up any salad, it is an ideal rub for grilled meats and vegetables.

Lebanese Chopped Salad

What’s great about a chopped salad is that it will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Unlike a lettuce-based salad, the sturdier vegetables don’t wilt as quickly.

Liz Eating Chopped Salad

This salad would be great served with Shish Tawook Chicken, Lebanese Green Beans and Beef or Lebanese Stuffed Grape Leaves.

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Lebanese Chopped Salad HR

Lebanese Chopped Vegetable Salad

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Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and scallions are tossed with parsley, za'atar, lemon and olive oil in this fresh and healthy Lebanese Chopped Salad recipe.
PREP: 15 mins
TOTAL: 15 mins
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Servings: 4

Ingredients
 

  • 1 medium tomato (diced)
  • 2 bell peppers (any color, seeded and diced)
  • 1 cup cucumber (diced)
  • ½ cup parsley (minced)
  • ½ cup green onions (diced)
  • ¼ cup fresh mint (minced)
  • 1 lemon (juiced)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon za'atar
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Instructions
 

  • Place all the vegetables and herbs in a large bowl and drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil. Add garlic, za'atar, salt, and pepper then toss well. Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly.

Notes

This salad will last up to 3 days in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupCalories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 12mgPotassium: 357mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 2937IUVitamin C: 109mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 2mg
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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.

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