If you are eating this salad by itself (not as a side to pasta) feel free to add grilled chicken, steak, tofu, cheese or tuna! It’s a great appetizer salad too if you want to add pulled fish.
Koftas are meatballs with spices and onions that are most popular in Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines. It is important to buy a fattier meat (whether it is lamb or beef) so they don’t get dried out in the oven. They will create a lot of liquid which is delicious and can be serve on top of rice, or dipped into with bread. I like to serve these with grilled bread and tachina but you can eat them on their own, with pasta, last minute into a tomato based soup, or with tomato sauce.
This salad is filling, refreshing and bursting with flavor. If you are not a cilantro lover you can leave it out. The key here is to use the freshest ingredients. If you are looking for high quality olive oil, Galilee Green is a premium boutique blend of unfiltered, cold pressed extra virgin olive oil shipped directly to your home from Israel. To order some of this special olive oil for yourself go to www.GalileeGreen.com
Frittata is an Italian dish made with fried beaten eggs, resembling a Spanish omelet. It is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner and reheats surprisingly well.
I found the larger green beans in the market called Baguio beans. Google them and you will recognize them, and now you know what to do with them! You can also use regular green beans, sugar snap peas, asparagus, peppers, mushrooms or anything else you feel like throwing into the mix!