Once a month, at least, I vis­it Aladdin’s Mediter­ranean Grill and Deli in Sandy Springs, GA. I go there with friends, and we eat some food and have some fun chat­ting and hav­ing a good time. I often try to get at least one thing that I haven’t got­ten before each time that I go there because they have a nice menu, and every­thing I’ve ever tried has been good.

Today, I got their Lentil Soup, which I have had before and is quite good, and their Greek Sal­ad, some­thing new.

The sal­ad was enor­mous! It was most­ly fresh­ly chopped let­tuce (def­i­nite­ly romaine and I think there was some green leaf let­tuce too), but there was plen­ty of feta cheese, red onions, capers, and olives to make me hap­py. The dress­ing tast­ed fresh­ly made using olive oil and herbs. In spite of its size, I end­ed up eat­ing the entire sal­ad, includ­ing the pep­per­onci­nis that were on it as well.

The lentil soup was as good as it always has been. It was a bit of a shock the first time I ordered it because their soup is blend­ed and every oth­er lentil soup I had ever had had not been, includ­ing my own. Any wor­ries I had were soon put to rest upon tast­ing the soup. Though it is veg­e­tar­i­an (I checked), it has a smooth and creamy tex­ture. It’s col­or is sug­ges­tive of a light saf­fron infu­sion, and the fla­vor car­ries just enough spice to let you know that they’re there. The soup is decep­tive­ly fill­ing and nice no mat­ter what the weath­er is.

Hope­ful­ly, I’ll be able to go back before next month. I didn’t get any meat this time, and their shawar­ma is won­der­ful! I may have to go back soon just to get some more.

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