Salads » Israeli Tomato Salad
Impress your friends without actually cooking anything! Michael Leviton of Area Four begins with toasted, ground sumac (a brilliant, red berry that has a lemony aroma -- often used in Middle Eastern cuisine) to whisk into a simple vinaigrette. Cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, roasted red peppers and chopped green olives balance this salad, while parsley leaves and sliced red onion give it a kick. It turns out that cooking without a flame isn't lame, it's just plain ol' delicious.