This earthy, robust,eggplant and chickpea (garbanzo) salad is an awesome starter or side to any summertime meal, accented by the refreshing zing of fresh-squeezed lime and fresh cilantro (sorry cilantro-haters- this rocks!).
Prepare the salad by combining all the ingredients together and set aside. Prepare dressing and pour over salad, mixing well. Season with reserved seasoning packet from the Ramen noodles and salt and pepper to taste.
An awesome mix of avocado and mango, dressed in balsamic vinegar and lime juice.a taste of the islands. Simple. Easy. Awesome.
In a large serving bowl, whisk together vinegar, lime juice, salt and pepper to taste. Slowly whisk in oil. Toss in mangoes, avocado and red onion to coat. Serve immediately and enjoy.
When I was first working on developing this recipe, I was so stoked that the dressing reminded me of dressing from Carlos & Gabby's (just kicked up a notch). An awesome colorful and and appetizing salad with a Mexican/Southwestern Twist.
This is a happy "accident".Yes, while it is very much like eating falafel in a pita, I like to think this is kicking it up a notch(and not as potentially messy). My sister once ordered a falafel platter to go from our local pizza place and she left over the salad it came with(covered in balsamic dressing) and some hummus. When I mixed them together, I realized this makes an awesome salad and came up with this creation. I recommend for a more 'bite size' salad to form smaller bite sized falafel balls rather than the traditional size ones to make it easier to eat.
Balsamic Hummus Dressing:
Step #1 : Prepare the dressing: To prepare dressing, combine hummus, vinegar, mayonnaise, garlic, and lemon juice and combine well. Add a small amount of salt and pepper if desired. Set Aside
Step #2: Make the pita croutons: Cut the pita bread into small bite-sized pieces and lightly toss in olive oil. Spread on to a greased baking sheet or in a baking pan and bake in a 350° oven for 10-15 minutes, tossing every now and then. Remove from oven and allow to cool/harden.
Step # 3: Assemble the salad: combine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, pickles, and falafel. Pour dressing over salad and lightly toss. Add croutons, toss again, and serve. Enjoy the taste of the Middle East.