* Israeli Salad by David Sachar


  • Take 3 tomatoes from one neighbour
  • Take 3 cucumbers from a second neighbour
  • Take 3 red bell peppers (or capsicums) from a third neighbour
  • Take a few sprigs of parsley from a forth neighbour
  • Take one purple onion from a fifth neighbour
  • Grow 2 scallions (no neighbour has it!)
  • Lemon juice of one lemon (from the neighbours tree)
  • 2 tablespoons for extra virgin olive oil (you must have this)
  • Sea Salt and Freshly cracked pepper to taste (and this)


  • Say thank you to all the neighbours
  • Finely dice all the vegetables into very small squares
  • Mixed them in a serving bowl
  • In a cup mix oil, lemon, salt and pepper
  • Pour over vegetables 10 minutes before serving
  • Invite all the neighbours for lunch or dinner 🙂

Serve with:

  • Main meals
  • Techina and Hummus and Pita
  • Labane (creamy sour white cheese) drizzled with olive oil and sweet paprika)
Eat as:
  • A great snack with tuna
  • Lunch – Sprinkled with pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and a cup off quinoa
  • Part of your breakfast with 2 boiled eggs, slice of hearty wholemeal bread and cottage cheese

7 thoughts on “* Israeli Salad by David Sachar

  1. Ok you practice and start making sure your neighbors become farmers or shop a lot.
    Tell me how it goes and send Ulanda my love

    At home…..yay!!!!

    Love Galy


  2. Oh what a great idea – in the meantime I have printed these recipe’s and will try them out this week= I have people staying for the next few nights and I just loved that one of your Dad’s – I have to go and visit the neighbours and see what they are growing ha ha – Yolanta next door often comes in with zucchini & lemons = I wiill suggest the items on your dad’s recipe for her to grow so I can borrow them and then they can come in for dinner.


    • Wow, that is just amazing and I love the story that goes with it – what a way to meet and mix with your neighbours- certainly a must try – I love all that food already. – yes, I agree Mira, he should get a prize it is so versatile, healthy, colourful, good variety – all thrown in with kindness and generosity.
      how do YOU cook the quinoa – I have some in the cupboard having just discovered it.


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