1/2 pound romaine lettuce, chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 cucumber, diced into 1/2-inch pieces
1 tomato, chopped
3 scallions, diced
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
4 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 pita bread, toasted and broken into bite-sized pieces
In a large salad bowl, gently toss the romaine, cucumber, tomato, scallions, parsley and mint.
In a small bowl, mix together the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and a pinch each of salt and black pepper. Toss the salad with some of the dressing, add the pita pieces and mix gently. Taste and add more dressing as needed.
Tips: This traditional Middle Eastern salad goes well with many Mediterranean-inspired dishes, like lentil soup, lemon chicken, lamb dishes or kebabs. Add chunks of feta cheese or Kalamata olives to add more complex flavors and serve with lemon wedges.