How we celebrated Yom Haatzmaut

Well, mostly we didn’t, since there wasn’t any kind of celebration or event in our community. We usually do nothing on July 4th, either, so at least I’m consistent when it comes to a lack of interest in patriotism.
But I did make a delicious batch of Israeli salad that I ate throughout the day. If you’ve ever eaten Israeli salad, then you already know how to make it. It’s that easy. For those of you who have not been so fortunate – here’s a recipe.
salad2Dice equal amounts of cucumber and ripe tomatoes (I used some Campari tomatoes which weren’t half bad for April)/Add some minced onion (white, yellow or purple is fine)/Toss in some finely chopped parsley/Squeeze in some fresh lemon juice/Drizzle some good quality extra-virgin olive oil/Sprinkle in some salt and peper
Mix together in a glass bowl (because it’s so pretty.) It’s especially delicious garnished with some crumbled sheep’s milk feta.

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posted May 3, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Thanks for the recipe! I’d just like to add that my favorite feta cheese can be purchased at TRADER JOE’s and it comes from ISRAEL! It’s called Pastures of Eden and it’s in a green and yellow wrapping. If you love salt, you will love this feta!

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posted May 3, 2009 at 7:19 pm

I do love that feta. Sadly, I have high blood pressure so I rarely eat feta anymore. The salad is good with crumbled goat cheese too.

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