Vibrant Middle Eastern Salad - a simple salad bursting with flavor! | Fork in the Kitchen

Vibrant Middle Eastern Salad


A flavorful, vibrant salad with a variety of textures! Simple to make and perfect for summer occasions!



  • 1 large lemon, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Generous amount freshly ground pepper
  • 56 cups chopped lettuce
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1 pomegranate, seeded
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1 cucumber, diced


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425°F. Arrange lemon slices in a thin layer on a large parchment-lined baking sheet. Lightly drizzle with oil (olive or vegetable). Bake for 13-15 minutes, flipping halfway through, until golden, soft, and caramelized. Set aside to cool.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and pepper.
  3. Toss lettuce, mint, parsley, raisins, pomegranate, pistachios, cucumber, roasted lemons, and dressing. Serve immediately if dressed, or keep dressing separate until ready to serve.


I use romaine lettuce usually, but feel free to switch out with your preferred greens!

  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Keywords: salad, healthy, dinner, summer, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, dairy free

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