I have always loved Israeli salad, but when I'm making it for myself, I generally want more than the simple tomatoes and cucumber Israeli salad. And, recently, I decided to try eliminating nightshades from my diet (some minor aches and pains have me wondering about arthritis, so I am trying it out).
So I'm now making my own version of Israeli Salad -- I chop up a big cucumber and one avocado. To that I add some shredded carrots (I get them pre-shredded -- orange and yellow carrots) and then I "dress" it with 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar [note added 1/7/2010 -- I bought some balsamic vinegar yesterday and it tastes even better than that cider vinegar], a few squeezes of spicy brown mustard (the only kind of mustard I like) and a bit of stevia (for a bit of sweetness).
I then mix the entire thing and allow the flavors to meld. This is a good way to get veggies into your diet.
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