Fresh as Summer Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 23, 2022
I wanted a nice light and healthy salad to go with the spicy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes I prepare, and this one fits the bill. Plus, it’s easy to grow some of the ingredients yourself.—Victor Finger, Sunbury, Ohio
Fresh as Summer Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 romaine hearts, torn
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, mint, sorrel and/or lemon balm
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup canned garbanzo beans or chickpeas
  • 3 tablespoons pistachios
  • 3 lemon wedges


  1. Place romaine in a large bowl; drizzle with oil and toss to coat.
  2. Add herbs and onions; toss to combine. Whisk the yogurt, lemon juice, salt, nutmeg and pepper; add to romaine mixture and toss to coat.
  3. Transfer to a serving platter. Top with garbanzo beans and pistachios. Squeeze lemon wedges over the top. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 104 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 289mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.