Reprinted with permission from Haaretz.com

Salads have always been a key part of the Israeli diet, and summer veggies, now in season, can bring them to new heights. Ripe and firm summer tomatoes of all colors have the real flavor of, well, tomatoes, and the eggplants are sweet and beautiful. I managed to resist my Middle-Eastern instinct to mix them both in the same recipe (I have the rest of the summer for that), and gave each one of these beloved summer symbols a salad of its own.

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