Lively Lemon Tossed Salad

For variations of this recipe, Lemon-Chicken Salad, see below.


4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (1 medium lemon)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup minced fresh mint
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
6 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 purple onion, thinly sliced
1 avocado, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 cup sliced kalamata or ripe olives
4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
Mixed salad greens


Rinse preserved lemon; remove pulp, and discard. Cut rind into 1/4-inch cubes.

Whisk together lemon juice and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl; add lemon rind, tomato, and next 5 ingredients, tossing to coat. Cover and chill 30 minutes. Serve over salad greens.

Lively Lemon-Chicken Salad: Double the lemon juice mixture, reserving half for tomato mixture. Place 4 skinned and boned chicken breast halves in a shallow dish or large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; pour remaining half of lemon juice mixture over chicken. Cover or seal, and chill 20 minutes. Remove chciken from marinade, discarding marinade.

Cook chicken in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 6 to 7 minutes on each side or until done. Serve with tomato mixture over lettuce.