The Famous Karam Salad

For those of you who are dearest to my heart, you’ll know me for a few things. 1. I’m obsessed with food, 2. I’m very animated and always up for a laugh,and  3. I grew up in a family who values a delicious, yet simple treasure: The Karam Salad.

I have heard repeatedly, “why don’t you post that recipe?! It’s so delicious”.  It’s so good, that my friend’s husband proposed to her WITH our salad being the main attraction (apart from the ring and bottle of champagne of course)! It’s practically an icon! So with all of that said, you’ll be pretty surprised as to how simple this recipe is. There are only a few ingredients which makes this salad fun, easy, and positively delicious!
You can use any ingredient you want in this salad. However, I’d stay away from cheese. The texture and creaminess interferes with the freshness of the dressing. But whatever floats your boat!
I typically use chopped romaine lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers.  
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, smashed (preferably with a mortar and pestle) into a paste
1 tsb salt
the juice of one small lemon
Mix all the ingredients for the dressing into the mortar and pestle after smashing the garlic. Pour over the salad and mix with your clean hands. Yes, I said hands. They are the best tools to ensure correct mixing.
Serve immediately and enjoy!

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