jerash labaneh salad

 

The light, refreshing flavors of the Jarash Labaneh Salad come together with such harmony that you can’t help but feel they were truly made for each other. Meanwhile, the creaminess of the avocados and labaneh balls makes this healthy salad feel rich, decadent, and perfectly filling. This is an easy-to-throw-together dish that makes for a satisfying, guilt-free lunch on a warm, sunny day.

 

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Serves: 4-6
Difficulty: Easy  

 

Ingredients:

2 avocados, diced
1 cucumber, sliced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
¼ cup red onion, thinly sliced
1-2 dozens of labaneh balls
1 tbsp sumac

1-2 heaping handfuls of walnut halves

 

To serve:

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp minced fresh oregano (or 1/2 tsp dried oregano)
1 tsp balsamic vinegar

 

 

Directions:

Combine the avocados, cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, walnut halves, and labaneh balls in a large bowl and toss gently. Then, in a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, and balsamic vinegar to create the dressing. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss. Add salt and pepper to taste, then sprinkle the sumac over the salad immediately before serving.

 

Recipe notes:

If desired, you can add in leafy greens like lettuce or Rocca. Likewise, the Jarash Labaneh Salad pairs well with an endless variety of dressings, allowing you to experiment freely with different flavors.