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Salat Korin (Korin's Salad)

July 28, 2022
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  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Serves 6
Author Notes

Korin is a dear friend from Israel who came to live and work in Seattle several years ago. During her three-year stay, she shared many traditional dishes from her homeland - warm, comforting soups spiced with hawayej, shakshuka (eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce), hummus rich with garlic, tahini, and olive oil, and much more.

This salad, though, was always my favorite. Each time I joined her for Shabbat dinner or lunch, she would ask what I wanted, and my reply was the same: “Make your salad!” It was my request for every holiday celebration and potluck. Eventually, it became known among our friends as salat Korin, Hebrew for “Korin’s salad.”

The rainbow of colors and brightness of fresh lemon was a welcome treat on any gray Seattle day. The richness of avocado, olive oil, and nuts make this a filling side dish or entree. The magic of this salad lies in patiently taking the time to dice the vegetables as finely as you can, so that each forkful contains a delightful mixture of each ingredient. Purchase the best, seasonal ingredients you can, in a variety of colors.

This salad does not keep well, so halve the recipe if you need less. —Rachel Schachter

What You'll Need
  • 3 large, ripe tomatoes
  • 1 large English cucumber, peeled
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper
  • 2 teaspoons high-quality olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup full-fat feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  1. Finely dice the tomatoes, cucumber, and bell peppers, and add to a large salad bowl. Add the olive oil, salt, feta, and nuts, and stir to combine.
  2. Now open and pit the avocados. Using a butterknife, carve large chunks into the meat of the avocado, and scoop the chunks directly into the salad bowl with a spoon. Stir to incorporate the avocado (it will break up slightly, adding a creamy element to the salad).
  3. Add the lemon juice, stir again to combine, taste, and adjust for seasoning.
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