Albanian Tomato Cucumber Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This traditional salad is served throughout Albania. It is often served as first course. Typically this salad has equal proportions of tomato and cucumber. The rest of the ingredients are stictly added based on personal preference. I got this recipe from some missionaries that have lived in Albania for a long time. They made a cookbook with other missionaries called "From bugs to beans." Posted for ZWT 4.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine tomatoes, cucumber, onion, and peppers in a mixing bowl and toss.
  2. Drizzle the olive oil over the salad and season with salt to taste. Garnish with olives and cheese.


Most Helpful

I ate this for a light supper in 96 degree heat today. I left out the green pepper, as I had none, and a cucumber fresh from the garden! Delicious and healthy too! Thanks Mollie!

Sharon123 July 21, 2008

A great, colorful salad for a side dish or first course. I made this as written, just adding a little salt and pepper. I think next time I'd add some fresh lemon juice and some fresh herbs just to enhance the flavor of those crisp veggies. Thanx for sharing!

*Parsley* September 23, 2013

Delicious change of salad. Very refreshing. Loved it served with pita bread.

sofie-a-toast June 27, 2013

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