Mediterranean Salad with Cucumber, Tomato and Onion

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Mediterranean Salad with Cucumber, Tomato and Onion
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Mediterranean salad recipe – Quick, refreshing, and going well with any meal, this Mediterranean salad is made with cucumber, tomato, red onion, and cilantro, and simply tossed with lime juice and olive oil. This salad is a great option for summer lunches and you can make it in 10 minutes. You can easily double as a side salad or vegetarian main dish. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the Mediterranean Salad Recipe

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Easy Mediterranean Salad Recipe

This easy salad is super refreshing with so many Mediterranean flavors. It will pair nicely with grilled fish and meat and you can make it in a cinch. We like this Mediterranean salad with fresh cilantro but you can customize it with your own mix of herbs such as basil, mint, or parsley. The salad keeps very well in the refrigerator if you would like to make it a few hours ahead. or bring it to a picnic or potluck.

How to make a traditional Mediterranean salad

Nothing simpler! The most difficult part is to chop the ingredient very finely! We found that cutting the veggies into smaller pieces allows the Mediterranean salad to better mix with the dressing and makes it easier to serve. Chop the cucumber, tomato, and red onion, add them to a large bowl, sprinkle with salt and pepper, drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil, add cilantro, and mix everything together. Easy!

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1. To make the  Mediterranean salad: Dice cucumbers, onion, and tomatoes into small cubes. You can soak diced the red onion in water for 10 minutes so the taste isn’t as strong.

2. Add the diced veggies and chopped cilantro to a large salad bowl and pour over the olive oil and lemon juice then season with salt and pepper.

3. Mix together and let the Mediterranean salad sit for 10-15 minutes before serving at room temperature or lightly chilled. Enjoy! ❤️

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Tips for the Mediterranean salad recipe

  • Choose a very good quality olive oil for the best flavor
  • You can switch cilantro for any other fresh herbs you like such as mint, parsley, basil, or even dill.
  • Some great additions to this Mediterranean salad are olives, chickpeas, red bell peppers, cooked and chilled couscous, pine nuts, feta cheese…
  • Add some protein like grilled chicken, hardboiled eggs, or shrimp to make the salad more substantial.

How to keep the Mediterranean salad?

Cover and refrigerate any salad leftovers for up to 2 days in your refrigerator.

Is Mediterranean salad good for you?

You bet! The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest ever. It involves lots of veggies, healthy fats, and eating with temperance. Fresh ingredients and a simple homemade dressing make this Mediterranean salad super healthy.

Mediterranean salad dressing

You can use many different dressings for this classic Mediterranean salad. Try this Greek salad dressing or this simple pesto vinaigrette for instance!

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  • Roxane

    2024-06-14 14:35:52

    Thanks for this great recipe. Along w the parsley, I included your suggestion re: fresh mint, cilantro, and dill. Also, I added capers and white beans.

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