Vibrant Mediterranean Salad

July 09, 2020

Vibrant Mediterranean Salad

Recipe: Vibrant Mediterranean Salad

Author: Karen Wiser, Hamama Grower

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes 

Makes: 6-8 servings

This salad is perfectly balanced with an abundance of Mediterranean flavors— wholesome chickpeas, cool cucumbers, a variety of peppers, sweet tomatoes, salty olives, tangy feta cheese and an herby Greek vinaigrette that ties it all together.  Bonus - It holds up well in the fridge if you would like to make it in advance or keep for leftovers (just leave out the more tender veggies until ready to serve). It’s also easy to mix things up by adding different proteins or even cooked orzo or pasta!

Ingredients: 

Salad:

- 4 to 6 cups kale leaves (remove ribs, tear or cut to bite size and massage to tenderize)

- 2 to 3 cups bite size radicchio

- 3 stalks celery, sliced thin

- 1 each red, orange and poblano pepper, cut bite size

- 3 to 4 scallions, cut diagonal (could substitute chopped Vidalia or red onion)

- 1/2 cup pickled banana pepper, chopped

- 2 cans organic low sodium garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained

- 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, sliced or chopped

- 1  8 oz. block feta, diced or crumbled

- 1 cup chopped cucumber

- 2 cups petite medley snacking tomatoes, cut in half or quarters

- For more greens, serve on a bed of your favorite HAMAMA Microgreens 

 

Garnish:

- Choice of fresh herbs - chives, basil, parsley

- HAMAMA Microgreens of choice (Zesty Mix is great in this)!

 

Dressing: 

- 1/2 cup garlic olive oil

- 3 T Proseco wine vinegar (could sub white balsamic vinegar)

- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt

- chopped fresh dill if available

- 2 T (generous) Victoria Gourmet Mediterranean spice blend (contains dried garlic, parsley, green onion, basil, rosemary, oregano, black pepper, thyme, sage, chili pepper, sea salt)

- additional salt and ground pepper to taste

 

Instructions: 

  1. Combine the salad veggies in a large bowl: Kale, radicchio, celery, peppers, scallions/onion, pickled banana pepper, garbanzo beans, olives, & feta cheese.
  2. When ready to serve, add in the more tender veggies (cucumber & tomatoes). 
  3. Whisk all of the salad dressing ingredients and dress the salad with as much of it as you want (save any extra for other salads)!
  4. Serve on a bed of lettuce or more Hamama Microgreens, add your garnishes and dig in!!


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