Whenever I come home after traveling for a week, I can't wait to get back into my kitchen. Eating out for every meal is fun (if you're in New York City), but after a while, I just want to get home and eat what I want to eat. For a fresh veggie freak like me, I usually spend the first few days eating all the raw vegetables I can get my hands on. Salads, crudités, and chunky salsas are very welome on my dinner plate.
When my mom and sister traveled to Dubai last year (to visit my other sister), they came back raving about an herb and feta dish that they had as an appetizer in almost every restaurant. My mom began serving it regularly, and I was instantly hooked. After returning from BlogHer, I went straight to my local Iranian market and picked up the ingredients for this salad-like appetizer.
I don't think that hummus is usually served with this, but it sounded good to me. I also served it with a little dish of whole, salted walnuts (not shown).
I promise if you bring this to an end-of-summer potluck, your dish will be the star!
Artfully arrange on a platter any or all of the following (Note: all herbs are fresh and in little bunches as shown in photo):
- Feta, cut in chunks or batons
- green onions
- radish slices
- tender lettuce leaves
- lavash cut into squares
- whole walnuts, almonds, or pistachios
- a bowl of hummus if you like
I like to eat it like a taco or Korean ssam: take a lettuce leaf or lavash and fill it with cheese, nuts, and herbs. Devour. Healthy, satifying, and so delicious.
Photo taken with loaner Nikon D3000.