Ina Garten Said She Could Eat 1 Barefoot Countess Salad Every Day
August 2, 2022
Ina Garten has the perfect healthy no-cook salad recipe for summer when it’s too hot to turn on the oven. the barefoot countess Star’s Israeli Vegetable Salad is loaded with flavorful ingredients and makes a great appetizer or lunch.
Ina Garten shared her Israeli vegetable salad as a no-cook summer idea
On July 28, Garten took to Instagram to share a photo and information about her Israeli vegetable salad recipe. Garten offered ideas as part of his “too hot to cook week” of meal ideas.
“Israeli Vegetable Salad – A big puddle of creamy lemon hummus with a crisp tomato and cucumber salad on top,” he shared in the caption. “It’s so satisfying and you don’t even have to turn on the oven!”
In a July 2017 Instagram post, Garten shared a photo of the salad, stating in the caption, “Israeli Vegetable Salad with Hummus for Lunch! I could eat this every day! #goodforyou #proofofrecipes”.
How to make Ina Garten’s Israeli Vegetable Salad Recipe
The Garten Salad idea starts with a simple hummus recipe. Combine chickpeas, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, sriracha, olive oil, salt and pepper in a food processor, blending until smooth.
Garten recommends adding a few tablespoons of warm water if the hummus is too thick, noting that it should be “creamy but still thick and spreadable.”
the barefoot countess star prepares a variety of vegetables for the salad portion of the plate. She slices up a cucumber, heirloom cherry tomatoes, a red bell pepper, and a red onion and puts them in a bowl. Garten add olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and combine everything.
To assemble the dish, Garten spreads hummus on a 12 x 16-inch serving plate, then uses a slotted spoon to spoon vegetables on top. The Food Network star mounds the greens in the middle, leaving a visible edge of hummus.
She sprinkles mint and salt over the vegetables, then drizzles olive oil on top. Garten serves the dish at room temperature with pita bread.
The full recipe is available on the Barefoot Contessa website.
Garten was criticized for the name of the recipe.
Many of Garten’s fans commented on her Instagram post about the recipe. “That looks so delicious, Ina! It looks like the perfect dish for a summer garden party! I’ll bring the mint lemonade,” wrote one of his followers.
Another fan commented: “Israeli salad is so perfect for this weather! I love your recipe!!”
However, not all of his followers were satisfied, with many pointing out that the name of the recipe is inaccurate.
“Israeli? Did you mean Palestinian or Mediterranean??” a fan asked.
Another commenter explained: “Food is very much tied to cultural pride and cultural recognition. It’s wonderful that other cultures have liked this dish as it’s so tasty, but it’s important to get it as a staple of Palestinian cuisine so we don’t mistakenly appropriate our culture. Not recognizing our food contributes to and supports the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people and our culture. I am glad that this dish is shared and we continue to highlight Palestinian dishes.”
One of her followers advised her: “Do better, Ina”.
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