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Turkish Tomato Cucumber Salad
Turkish Shepherd's Tomato Cucumber Salad
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This Turkish Tomato Cucumber Salad has a short ingredient list but always gets a long list of rave reviews. It's fresh, healthy and delicious!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Turkish
Keyword: Turkish Tomato Cucumber Salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 113 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 6 Roma tomatoes seeded and diced
  • 5-6 medium Persian cucumbers or 1 large English cucumber diced chopped into ½-inch dice
  • 1 medium white onion chopped into ½-inch dice
  • 1 yellow or orange bell pepper chopped into ½-inch dice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup finely chopped flat-leafed parsley
  1. Cut tomatoes in half through the stem end. Cut each half in half. Starting at the opposite end of the stem, cut the seeds and inner pulp out of each tomato quarter and discard or save for another use. Chop tomatoes into ½-inch dice.
  2. Combine chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and peppers in a medium bowl. Sprinkle kosher salt over the top and stir.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil over the veggies and stir gently but well to coat everything with the oil.
  4. Drizzle the lemon juice over the top and sprinkle with the pepper and the parsley. Again, stir gently but thoroughly to combine. Taste and season, if needed with more salt and pepper and/or lemon juice. Allow to sit for 15-20 minutes before serving to allow flavors to meld.
Recipe Notes

See Café Tips for more detailed instructions and tips.

Recipe adapted from Seasonal Cook in Turkey 

Nutrition Facts
Turkish Shepherd's Tomato Cucumber Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 396mg17%
Potassium 523mg15%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 845IU17%
Vitamin C 25.7mg31%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.