The Sabich Salad (or sandwich, depending on how you serve it) is one of my favorites. And there’s lots of reasons why.
This recipe is from my new book, Secrets of Skinny Cooking, written with Shani Taub C.N. C.D.C. and styled and photographed by Esti Photography. It’s available now on Amazon and at your local Judaica store!
This recipe is one of my favorites because it’s unexpected and you can enjoy it a couple of different ways, in a salad or as a sandwich (that’s why it’s in the “Friendly Carbs” chapter).
Make a big batch of the tahini-style dressing! If you love techinah, it’s a great low-cal alternative. Use it as a dip, or over fish, or on any salad where you want some Middle Eastern flavor.
Double the recipe and this is it’s a huge, gorgeous, super-filling salad that’s worthy for company. When I’m entertaining, I use pretty mini potatoes instead of the larger Yukon Golds. Just boil them until fork tender and toss them in the salad. This is a great option if you want a different, exciting salad that isn’t lettuce based.
- 1 small eggplant, sliced into half-moons
- ½ lb Yukon Gold potatoes
- 4 hard-boiled eggs, halved vertically, whites only
- 1 pickle, sliced
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved OR 1 diced tomato
- ½ cucumber or English cucumber
- ½ red onion, diced
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ cup fresh parsley leaves
- 1 tsp salt
- pinch coarse black pepper
- 2 Tbsp light mayonnaise
- 1½ tsp tahini paste
- 2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1½ Tbsp water
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1 tsp fresh minced parsley leaves
- ½ tsp salt
- pinch cumin
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
- Place eggplant in a colander; sprinkle with salt. Let sit for 20 minutes over a bowl or in the sink. Rinse; dry on paper towels. Place eggplant on prepared baking sheet; bake for 20 minutes.
- Add potato to a pot; cover with water. Bring to a boil; cook for 30 minutes, until tender. Let cool; slice or dice potatoes.
- Prepare the Israeli salad: In a bowl, combine tomatoes, cucumber, onion, lemon juice, parsley, salt, and pepper.
- Prepare the Tahini-Style Dressing. Combine all ingredients.
- Toss potatoes with egg white halves, eggplant pickles, Israeli salad, and Tahini-Style Dressing.
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