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Tomato Cucumber Salad

Tomato Cucumber Salad


  • 0.6 pound (300 grams) fresh tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 small sweet yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Juice of 1 lemon (to taste)
  • Peel of 1 quarter preserved lemon (optional)


  • The secret of the salad is how small you can chop the tomatoes, cucumber, and onion. When they are chopped into small pieces, then you get all of them in a bit and it makes a huge difference!
  • Chop the tomatoes (with the skin), the cucumber, and yellow onion into very small pieces.
  • Chop the preserved lemon peel (not the pulp) into very small pieces. If you don’t have preserved lemon you can just skip it.
  • In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together: tomatoes, cucumber, onion, preserved lemon peel, lemon juice, chopped cilantro, olive oil, and spices. Mix well. Taste and adjust the spices accordingly.

(Recipe via Jennifer J.)

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Dinner - Vegetarian  Salad  Vegetarian  Dinner  Lunch  

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