This is a recipe I learned from my Middle Eastern husband. It is a delicious way to get those very valuable brightly-colored veggies, and at the same time have a little fun. This side salad goes nicely with any main dish.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the cucumber, tomato, and radish in a bowl with the green onion, mint, and parsley. In a small bowl, stir together the garlic, tahini, lemon juice, and olive oil until smooth; season to taste with salt.

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  • Toss the vegetables with the dressing until combined. Cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

357 calories; 31 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 61 mg sodium. 17.1 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2007
This was absolutely delicious! The mint added such a wonderful flavor. The dressing is way too much for the amount of veggies though so I used two very large cucumbers doubled the rest of the veggies and the herbs and added a green bell pepper (or you could just halve the dressing but I was making this as a main dish and I wanted leftovers to take to work for lunch). The dressing is more like a paste after you mix it up but don't worry--it thins as you toss it with the veggies but it takes a few minutes of stirring (I would recommend not seeding the cukes so you'll have more liquid). This is a new favorite! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2007
Loved the vegetable combination but the tahini dressing was a thick lump of paste. I added additional olive oil and lemon juice but it still remained thick and difficult to combine with the salad. Flavor just so-so. I think I'll make the vegetable combination again but use a different dressing. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2007
This was absolutely delicious! The mint added such a wonderful flavor. The dressing is way too much for the amount of veggies though so I used two very large cucumbers doubled the rest of the veggies and the herbs and added a green bell pepper (or you could just halve the dressing but I was making this as a main dish and I wanted leftovers to take to work for lunch). The dressing is more like a paste after you mix it up but don't worry--it thins as you toss it with the veggies but it takes a few minutes of stirring (I would recommend not seeding the cukes so you'll have more liquid). This is a new favorite! Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2007
This was absolutely delicious! The mint added such a wonderful flavor. The dressing is way too much for the amount of veggies though so I used two very large cucumbers doubled the rest of the veggies and the herbs and added a green bell pepper (or you could just halve the dressing but I was making this as a main dish and I wanted leftovers to take to work for lunch). The dressing is more like a paste after you mix it up but don't worry--it thins as you toss it with the veggies but it takes a few minutes of stirring (I would recommend not seeding the cukes so you'll have more liquid). This is a new favorite! Read More
(24)
Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2007
Loved the vegetable combination but the tahini dressing was a thick lump of paste. I added additional olive oil and lemon juice but it still remained thick and difficult to combine with the salad. Flavor just so-so. I think I'll make the vegetable combination again but use a different dressing. Read More
(12)
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Rating: 4 stars
09/30/2010
I loved the veggie combination! The tahini if fresh is a really nice consistancy and the flavours meld nicely with the lemon and olive oil. I did add a dollop of balkan style yogurt to the dressing which i then spooned over falafels. YUM Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2011
I like the combination of flavors but the tahini "dressing" really is too think to be a dressing (it's more like a paste). I was frustrated by the tahini dressing when I made this but I liked the flavor in it so I did what another reviewer suggested and added yogurt hoping that would help with the consistency. For my single portion I added 3/4 tbsp. of low fat yogurt and that really helped. This has nice flavors so it's definitely worth a try and I ended up enjoying the whole salad very much. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2011
It came out perfectly for me. I cut the recipes in half and instead of draining my can of tahini I used the liquid as a base for the salad dressing. I have other uses for tahini so the thick paste that was left over in the can is no problem for me. Very interesting taste! I gotten sick of bland salads and wanted to try something new. Great recipe! Read More
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