Lebanese Summer Salads

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The Lebanese sure have a way with salads…brighten your menus with these favorite Lebanese Summer Salads using all kinds of fresh herbs and vegetables (and fruit!). Try everything from Tabbouleh Salad to no-mayo Lebanese Cole Slaw. And, make them all even better with excellent Pomegranate Molasses, Mint Salts and other Lebanese spices, and Extra-Virgin Olive Oil.

Tabbouleh salad in a dish with yellow trim
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When summer is in full swing, we go all-in on salad every single day. Lebanese salads are EVERYTHING! These recipes use produce and herbs to their fullest, always with light, lemony vinaigrettes that bring big flavor without all of the heavy fats.

Try Lebanese summer salads with grilled meats and vegetables or on their own. Try adding chickpeas or lentils for additional protein and fiber in virtually any of these salads.

Take a Lebanese summer salad to your next cookout. They hold so well because of the light vinaigrettes. Pro tip: make your vinaigrette in a jar and bring it alongside to dress the salad just before serving.

Tabbouleh salad in a dish with yellow trim

Tabouli Salad: A Lebanese Tabbouleh Recipe

Tabbouleh is delicious on its own, eaten with thin pita bread so you can dip the bread in the juices on your plate or the salad bowl…. It is a perfect accompaniment to grilled meats, especially shish kebab, lamb chops or steaks.

Cabbage slaw in a big white salad bowl with silver serving spoons

Lebanese Coleslaw, Malfouf Salad

No mayo in sight! This is a seriously delicious Lebanese slaw, one we can’t get enough of for its flavor, crunch, and super-duper healthy qualities! Be sure to cut your own cabbage for this one; pre-cut slaw is just too thin and soft for the crunch we’re after here.

Lebanese Fattoush Salad for the Mediterranean Diet

Lebanese Fattoush Salad

Fattoush is at its finest in summer! Once you start making Lebanese Fattoush Salad, it will be ago-to favorite salad! My Fattoush recipe is an authentic Lebanese salad made with fresh vegetables, an addictive tangy Fattoush dressing, and pita chips.

Chickpea salad with tomatoes and feta in a blue and white bowl with a fork on the side

Chickpea and Feta Picnic Salad

This is a perfect warm weather picnic salad, so good with grilled meats and also on its own as a healthy lunch. Your line-up of vegetables can include anything you like. A mix of colors and a lot of crunch is the goal.

Lebanese-style Panzanella Salad

Pita chips replace the traditional Italian-style croutons in this tomato salad. They soak up the precious juice we wouldn’t even consider leaving behind. The mix of lemon with rice vinegar gives the sweet tomatoes the perfect pop of tartness we love so much.

Lebanese Potato Salad with Lemon and Mint

Nothing creamy about it and bursting with flavor. We love this potato salad, and so do you!

Grilled yellow corn salad with herbs and feta in a blue rimmed bowl

Grilled Corn Salad with Mint and Feta Recipe

We are a fresh summer corn people! This is one of the great things we do with it when we’re not just slathering a barely steamed ear with butter. Add some black beans to ramp up the protein factor.

Quinoia tabbouleh with mint, onion, tomato, and parsley on a white platter, MaureenAbood.com

Quinoa Tabbouleh Recipe

This one is gluten free! The quintessential Lebanese salad is made with chopped herbs, parsley and mint, studded with onion, tomato and in place of bulgur wheat, quinoa.

Cherry and walnut salad with green parsley in a blue and white bowl

Cherries with Parsley, Walnuts, and Pomegranate Vinaigrette

So unexpected. You will fall in love! The sweetness of this salad makes a perfect balance with grilled meats, lamb in particular.

Recipe Lebanese recipes to serve with Lebanese Summer Salads

Ohhh the grill!

Shish Tawook, Grilled Chicken Skewers

Lebanese Grilled Kofta (kafta)

Grilled Chicken Shawarma

Lamb Shish Kebab

Seared Lamb Chops

Grilled Vegetable Platter with Lemon, Garlic, and Mint

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2 Comments

  1. Rose says:

    Hi Maureen–just made the Cherry Salad and it was delicious. I would love to know your technique to pit the fresh cherries. I don’t have a cherry pitter so I googled it and they suggested using a paper clip. That worked, but then I got the idea to use my koosa cleaner which worked out even better.

    1. Maureen Abood says:

      Hi Rose–I use a cherry pitter which is a simple way to get it done. Mine has multiple slots so I can pit several cherries at one time. The koosa corer is a great idea!