This authentic Israeli salad is made with diced tomatoes, cucumbers, onion and parsley, and dressed with the extra-virgin olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice. So fresh, so crunchy, so delicious and so healthy – everyone loves this salad!
What I really like about this Israeli salad is that it uses common ingredients, yet the result is so pretty and delicious! Whenever you want to take a break from the trendy greens like kale and frisee, just go back to the good old tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and parsley :)
Israeli salad is really easy to make and the ingredients are available in any grocery store year round! Forget about hunting for exotic ingredients – this Israeli salad is as simple as it gets. Tomatoes, cucumbers and onions are diced into small pieces, then mixed with minced parsley, then dressed with the olive oil and lemon juice dressing – so good!
Another awesome thing about Israeli salad is that it’s really versatile. It goes with everything – any kind of chicken, meat or fish dish, pizza or pasta. You can even turn Israeli salad into a vegan main dish by adding chickpeas! You just can’t go wrong with this salad – it’s delicious with anything, for any occasion, any time of the year. Bring a beautiful summer to your table by serving this fresh crunchy colorful deliciousness!
Authentic Israeli salad uses Persian cucumbers – this variety of cucumbers are small in size, very hard and have very small seeds. Persian cucumbers are sold in many ethnic supermarkets. A very close substitute for a Persian cucumber is English cucumber – English cucumbers are those long cucumbers that are sold wrapped in plastic. Or you can use any plain old cucumber – even the common cucumbers taste amazing in this salad!
Israeli salad is simple enough to make for a busy weeknight dinner, yet is pretty enough for entertaining! People love this yummy salad, it uses the ingredients that are familiar to them in such a fresh delicious way! Turn any dinner into a healthy dinner by serving a bowl of Israeli salad with it :) This salad is so nutritious, low in calories, full of fiber and vitamins – fresh, healthy, colorful and so tasty!
- 4 medium tomatoes
- 2 English cucumbers (or 4 Persian cucumbers)
- 1 medium onion
- ½ bunch parsley
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Put olive oil and lemon juice in a cup and whisk with a fork until combined.
- Dice the tomatoes, cucumbers and onion into small pieces.
- Put parsley in a food processor and pulse several times, until minced.
- Put diced tomatoes, cucumbers and onion in a large bowl. Add the minced parsley and stir until combined.
- Pour the olive oil and lemon juice dressing over the salad and toss until combined.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and toss until combined.