Classic Israeli Salad Recipe

This chopped tomato and cucumber salad is so iconic of israeli cuisine that it has been dubbed "Israeli salad, " And shows up on the table any time of daybreakfast included. And it's virtually impossible to imagine stuffing a falafel sandwich or enjoying some freshly baked pita and hummus without it. The truth is, israelis aren't the only ones who appreciate this simple saladyou'll find similar ones throughout the middle east and mediterranean region. Some include fresh herbs, other vegetables, or vinegar. Giora shimoni's version is nice and simple and makes a great template for embellishment with herbs, cheese, pine nuts, chickpeas, or whatever else strikes your fancy. His only advice? Shimoni says "The secret to a really good israeli salad is finely chopped vegetables. " As for seasoning, he notes "Israelis tend to sprinkle on quite a bit of salt. " If you're watching your sodium intake, try sprinkling on some za'atar insteadyou'll end up adding more flavor and less salt, especially if you make your own spice blend.

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Ingredients for Classic Israeli Salad Recipe

  • 3/4 Medium Tomatoes
  • 3/4 Persian cucumbers
  • 1/4 Red Bell Pepper
  • 3/4 Scallions
  • 1/2 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • As required Sea salt
Nutrition
value
91
calories per serving
8 g Fat1 g Protein4 g Carbs3 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    8g
  • Protein
    1g
  • Carbs
    4g
  • Fiber
    3g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    4g
  • Protein
    1g
  • Fiber
    3g

Fats

  • Fat
    8g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    18mg
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
    1126mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    42mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    79mg
  • Vitamin E
    1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    20mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    30mg
  • Selenium
    < 1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By The Spruce Eats