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Nibbles, Noshes, & Nachas

05/26/2021 07:27:51 PM


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Nibbles, Noshes & Nachas

Nachas-A Yiddish word meaning that you are happy and proud, especially of the accomplishments of your children

As summer approaches cool salads make for

pleasant and easy meals.




1/2 cup pistachios, toasted and chopped

1/2 cup chopped mint

1/2 cup chopped dill

1/2 cup chopped cilantro

1/2 cup chopped parsley

1 cup dried black lentils (aka beluga lentils)

1/2 head of a medium-sized red cabbage, chopped thinly

4 carrots, sliced thinly into rounds or grated

2 cups chopped sugar snap peas

2 mangos, peeled and cubed

For the dressing:

3/4 cups labneh (kefir cheese)

Juice of 1 lemon

Zest of 1/2 lemon

1/2 Tbsp honey

1 clove garlic

1 tsp kosher salt

fresh black pepper to taste

2 Tbsp poppy seeds


First, bring 4 cups of water to boil in a pot. Rinse the lentils under water and add to the boiling water. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside to cool and place in the refrigerator.

Meanwhile, make the dressing. In a food processor or blender, blend together labne with the juice of one lemon, garlic, honey, salt, and pepper. When you’ve reached the consistency you prefer (if you want it thicker, add more labne and if you want it thinner, try adding more lemon juice or a splash of vinegar), transfer the mixture to a bowl and mix in 2 Tbsp. of poppy seeds. Set aside.

Next, assemble your salad. In a clear, large bowl, add a layer of mango to the bottom. Then add sugar snap peas, slivered carrots, shredded cabbage, cooled black lentils, chopped herbs, and toasted pistachios.

So what is Labneh? This video shows you and its really easy to make.

You could also buy Kefir cheese if you don't want to make it.


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