Israeli Salad

Bring Middle Eastern flavors into your home with this simple Israeli salad. Made with just five ingredients (six if you want to add in peppers!), this herby tomato cucumber side salad is the perfect pairing for the protein of your choice.

Clear glass bowl filled with Israeli salad, a blend of tomatoes, cucumbers and red onion.

I am in full out salad mode. Not that I don’t #saladeveryday year round, but during the summer months I go even more crazy with salads! The warm weather leaves me craving light, fresh meals and all the ripe, summer produce makes salads taste even more delicious than usual. We have a cherry tomato plant in our backyard and as soon as it starts producing I know I’ll be making this salad again!

This recipe is inspired by both my love of salads but also our trip to Israel last year. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but so much food inspo came out of that trip!

Clear glass bowl filled with Israeli salad, a blend of tomatoes, cucumbers and red onion.

My favorite meals lately have been the quick and easy ones that are still loaded with flavor. Aka this Israeli salad in a nutshell. I can see myself keeping this salad on hand over the summer to have an easy side dish ready to go with grilled protein like my apple cider vinegar chicken or this easy baked falafel.

How to Make a Simple Israeli Salad

Israeli salad appears super simple and it is! But the flavors work together in such a great way, it’s almost like this dish has layers. The key to flavor consistency is to dicing the tomatoes and cucumbers to a similar size. I love using cherry tomatoes and English cucumbers because you can easily chop them the right size and each piece has some skin which helps the cucumber and tomato hold its shape.

Once you have all of your vegetables prepped, just add the herbs, a little lemon juice, olive oil and sea salt. Mix everything together and you’re ready to serve! SO EASY!

Clear glass bowl filled with Israeli salad, a blend of tomatoes, cucumbers and red onion.

How Do You Chop Herbs?

Random question for you: when you chop herbs do you use a knife? Kitchen scissors? Herb scissors? I typically just use a knife and never thought about the other options until some friends brought it up. A whole new world of herb chopping!

More Middle Eastern Recipes to Try:

If you try this Israeli Salad please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting me know how it turns out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and other readers. 

Cucumber, tomato, red onion salad in a glass bowl, next to a cutting board with chopped cucumber and tomato.

Israeli Salad

Brittany Mullins
A simple tomato cucumber salad with fresh herbs and a light dressing. It's the perfect summer side salad to pair with your favorite protein.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 4
Calories 81 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups diced cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups diced English cucumber
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper optional
  • ¼ cup red onion diced
  • ¼ cup finely chopped mint
  • ¼ cup finely chopped parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1-2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl. Season with salt to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 81kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 4g
Keyword Israeli salad, salad, tomato salad
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    25 comments
    1. Macy Starr
      November 16, 2020 AT 9:50 pm

      5 stars
      I only left out the mint because I didn’t have any, but this easy salad is so delicious with falafel in pita bread! I’m making some again tomorrow. It’s addictive.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        November 17, 2020 AT 6:33 pm

        Ahh yay! So glad you loved this salad, Macy. 🙂

    2. Jennean Dickens
      November 11, 2020 AT 1:19 pm

      5 stars
      Perfect! So easy and yummy. Thanks for this recipe! Absolutely delicious!

    3. Jessica
      April 26, 2020 AT 1:50 am

      5 stars
      This was sooo good! Will definitely become a common dish at our house.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 26, 2020 AT 12:26 pm

        Ahh!! I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Jessica. We love it too! And thank you for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it.

    4. Joan
      October 17, 2019 AT 3:27 pm

      5 stars
      This recipe is wonderful. I added some plain Israeli couscous to make it more like a lunch for me. It was great!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 17, 2019 AT 9:23 pm

        I love that you added the couscous, I’m sure it was delicious! Thanks for coming back to leave a comment and star rating, Joan. I appreciate you!

    5. Charlotte
      August 20, 2019 AT 5:28 pm

      This is an AWESOME salad.

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