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Cucumber and Tomato Salad (Persian Salad)

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 0
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 6 servings


6 large Persian cucumbers or 2 English cucumbers
4 large tomatoes
1 small red onion
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup or less fresh lemon juice
1½ teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoon black ground pepper


Rinse cucumbers and cut the ends off. Peel and dice into ¼-inch cubes. Rinse and core tomatoes. Dice into ¼-inch cubes. Cut the ends of onion, peel and and dice into ¼-inch cubes.

Combine chopped cucumbers, tomatoes and onions in a large bowl. Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Pour over the salad and mix to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning.

To make chopped onions less pungent, place in a colander and hold under cold running water for few seconds. Spread on paper towel to drain or pat dry before using.