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Simple Mediterranean Chopped Salad

PREP TIME
5 mins
SERVINGS
2
RATE THIS RECIPE
(122)
PREP TIME
5 mins
SERVINGS
2
RATE THIS RECIPE
(122)

Ingredients

Salad base
  • 2 large cucumbers (or 6 to 8 baby cucumbers), finely diced
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives (optional), finely chopped
Dressing
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon salt

Chef notes

This salad is the reason I married my husband. I wish I was kidding, but I'm not. It's inspired by mother-in-law, who made a similar version with iceberg lettuce and a dressing that changed my life during my first visit to Israel. Every finely diced bite is so refreshing yet full of savory, tangy flavor. I use this dressing for everything and it hits the spot every time.

Special equipment: A tomato knife with a serrated edge works best for dicing the tomatoes.

Preparation

1.

Thoroughly rinse all your veggies.

2.

Finely dice the cucumbers, onions, tomatoes and olives, if using, and add to a salad bowl.

3.

Drizzle with lemon juice, then add olive oil and salt.

4.

Gently mix together until all the veggies are thoroughly coated.

5.

Enjoy as a side salad or with some crunchy tortilla chips.