Syrian Lemon Garlic Salad

This zingy lemon garlic salad is a takeaway hit at Rasmi’s Falafel at the Orangeville Farmers’ Market. Here’s how to make it at home.

June 19, 2018 | | Cooking with...

This Syrian classic is sold by Rasmi AlHariri and his wife Islam Salamah at Rasmi’s Falafel at the Orangeville Farmers’ Market. It has no oil, hence its sharp kick. Consider it akin to a condiment, a foil for falafel, plain salad or rice dishes.

Syrian Lemon Garlic Salad




  • 1 medium head of romaine, washed and dried
  • 1 medium bunch flat leaf parsley, washed and dried
  • 1 English cucumber
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1 sweet pepper
  • 3 green onions
  • 2 lemons
  • 5 cloves of garlic, pressed
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • mint leaves, radishes


  1. Roughly chop lettuce, parsley, cucumber, tomatoes, pepper, green onions and place in a bowl.
  2. Add juice of 2 lemons and pressed garlic cloves. Mix well.
  3. Add salt to taste.
  4. Refrigerate to meld flavours.
  5. Add mint leaves and/or radishes to garnish.
  6. Enjoy separately or over hot rice with hummus.

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Tralee Pearce is the deputy editor of In The Hills Magazine.

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