Jewish Cookbook > Side Dishes > Tahl Raz's Israeli Salad

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"I am an Israeli salad guy—we're taught to transform cucumbers into 7,000 different meals before the age of 4." Tahl Raz
  • 6 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and diced
  • 2⁄3 small red or yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1⁄3 cup red onion, diced
  • 1⁄2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2-3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl, toss together the tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper and red onion. Add the lemon juice, olive oil, parsley and mint leaves and mix thoroughly, making sure to completely coat vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Serve at room temperature.