Persian Tomato Cucumber Salad is a fresh, light salad mixing tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, jalapeño, fresh mint and parsley and topped with an olive oil lemon dressing. This is the perfect side dish to any dinner or a nice lunch with some added chickpeas or grilled chicken.
If you have had a chance to buy tomatoes from your farmers market or if you have them growing in your garden, you know that they are at their peak right now. Juicy, flavorful and just plain delicious! Tomatoes are one of my favorite foods and I eat them a lot. There is nothing like a summer tomato in my opinion. This Persian Tomato Cucumber Salad uses almost everything that I grow in my garden during the summer months. My kids and I have fun collecting the ingredients when they are ripe and then they help me wash the ingredients and toss everything together after I chop it all up. It is nice for them to see where their food is coming from. This is such an easy salad to throw together and is healthy, packed with flavor and customizable.
The salad mixes together fresh tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and jalapeños and then tossed with an olive oil lemon dressing. It makes the perfect side dish to many meals including these Shish Taouk Chicken Thighs, Kibbeh Meatballs or this Tandoori Grilled Chicken.