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Chick Pea Salad

Another great summer salad perfect to be combined with grilled meat or other main dishes!   A bit of summer for Mediterranean food lovers!


  • 2 (19 ounce) cans garbanzo beans, drained
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced ( chick peas)
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olive, pitted and halved
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


Source and recipe description: http://www.food.com/recipe/chick-pea-salad-412904  by breezermom


Mushroom and Sun-Dried Tomato Salad


Wonderful and easy! Can be prepared in advance and it is full of taste. I suggest to use this as addition to a simple dinner, for picnics and as pita filling!


  • 2 (10 ounce) cans whole button mushrooms, drained
  • 1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, julienne sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Source:http://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/mushroom-and-sun-dried-tomato-salad-1200 by: QueenBea

Warm Mushroom Salad


This was a wonderful salad that we enjoyed very much! I reduced the salad to one third as we needed this only as side and we were only 3 of us.

As I was almost finished I wanted arrange the table and I brought the laptop back to the living rooms; I did not check the recipe again and I forgot to add the cheese. It was so delicious that I did not miss it and my family was very glad with the result. We all loved the salad.

The dressing was wonderful and I will adopt it for other salads, Thanks!

Next time I will add the cheese and I’m sure it will be even better!


  • 3 lb medium white mushrooms, trimmed and quartered
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp plus 1 teaspoon pure olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp marsala wine
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 large shallots, thinly sliced
  • 6 c coarsely shredded romaine lettuce
  • 2 c coarsely shredded boston lettuce
  • 1/2 c shredded gouda cheese, aged gouda or goat gouda (1 ounce), I did no use

Source: http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/salad/salad-other-salad/warm-mushroom-salad.html By Annacia 

Mexican Citrus Salad with Avocado


For this recipe I had to shopping and I can really say that it was worth to do it!
The grapfruit I found was pink, but the orange (sorry) were only pale orange.
What I could not find it was the jicama, for this reason I skipped it and I preapared this with all the other ingredients,
For decoration I used some leaves of baby romana that I found.
My family loved this filling salad as side dish to grilled meat.


  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely snipped flat-leaf italian parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 1 cup bite-size strips peeled jicama
  • 1 medium grapefruit, peeled and sectioned*
  • 1 medium orange, peeled and sectioned*
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded and cut up
  • 3 cups torn boston or bibb lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces (3 cups)
  • 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas), toasted
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco or other soft cheese

Source and recipe description: http://www.justapinch.com/recipes/salad/other-salad/mexican-citrus-salad-with-avocado.html by Baby Kato

Grilled Green Beans with Harissa

Grilled-Green-Beans-with-HarissaThis very simple recipe is a real winner! I would to recommend this to all of you!


  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed
  • 2 Tbsp safflower oil 
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar ( I used red balsamic vinegar)
  • 1 stick extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp harissa, to taste 
  • pinch
  • salt



Spring Salad With Dried Cranberries, Pistachios and Olives

Spring Salad With Dried Cranberries, Pistachios and Olives


Avocado salad with delicious topping on a bed of fresh green leaves


  • 2 cups lettuce, shredded
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 tablespoons pistachios, raw
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 6 green olives, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

Source: http://www.food.com/recipe/spring-salad-with-dried-cranberries-pistachios-and-olives-478998 By Mia in Germany

Peasant Potato Salad With Harissa Vinaigrette

Peasant Potato Salad With Harissa Vinaigrette

A special potatoes salad with a spicy and herbed dressing.

For the potato salad

  • 3 cups assorted potatoes, 1/2-inch dice (Yukon, purple, red bliss, or fingerling)
  • 1 cup butternut squash, 1/2-inch dice
  • 1/2 cup blanched green beans, cut into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 1/2 cup sweet pepper, 1/4-inch dice (red, yellow and or or orange)
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olive, slivered
  • 1/4 cup scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped mixed herbs (parsley, thyme, mint and or or basil)

For the vinaigrette

Source and full recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/peasant-potato-salad-with-harissa-vinaigrette-505538 by Susie D

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad (Balela)

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Balela

Quick and delicious salad. I recommend this for summer parties.


  • 15 ounce can cooked chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 15 ounce can cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion (about half a small one)
  • 2 ripe Campari tomatoes, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill (1 tsp dried)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves (may use fresh basil)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley (flat leaf)
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • Juice of one lemon (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/3 cup lemon-infused olive oil (may use regular extra-virgin olive oil)
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed with salt into a paste

Source and full recipe: http://palatablepastime.com/2014/02/25/mediterranean-chickpea-salad-balela/#comment-10348 by Sue Lau

Green Bean & Arugula Salad With Ricotta Salata

Green Bean and  Arugula Salad With Ricotta Salata



The Salad

Source and recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/green-bean-arugula-salad-with-ricotta-salata-189385 by evelyn/athens