My partner Jason and I just returned from an AMAZING week at Soma Surf Resort in Nicaragua. There were so many reasons this vacation was great, but one of them was the fresh, local and healthy food at Soma. It was DELICIOUS! One of our favorite dishes was this adaptation of an Israeli salad. I've been trying to recreate it at home but because of the difference in native ingredients, it's not quite as good. (For example, at Soma they have local limones -- which I believe is like a key lime?)
I've nicknamed this the 'Surfer Salad':
- 2 cucumbers, cubed
- 2 roma (plum) tomatoes, seeded and cubed (i forgot to seed them)
- 2 green onions, sliced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon and/or lime juice (key limes if you can find them)
- 1 mango, cubed
- 1 small onion, diced
- salt and pepper to taste
- serve over a small bed of greens
This has become a new staple at our house, despite the fact that mine doesn't compare to the original -- I guess we'll just have to go back to Soma!
Would you guys like to join me? I'm already looking at the possibility of a barre/yoga/surf retreat my friends! Stay tuned...