Cucumber and Tomato Salad

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by TishT

Posted in response to a request for a Turkish salad. I have not tried this recipe but it sounds pretty similar to a salad my grandma used to make!

Top Review by GoKittenGo

This is good, and I'm not even a particularly huge fan of dill! I took it as my contribution to a family dinner this evening, and everyone went back for seconds - - and then some. They absolutely loved it. I increased the amounts, and cut the tomatoes into chunks instead, as it all had to go into a bowl for the drive to dinner, but those were the only modifications I made. I had started to give this a four-star rating, but I realized how versatile this salad is. It's basic and light, yet distinctive enough to be a "presence". It would go well with so many things. I can't wait to try it with some feta cheese tossed in! Thanks for posting this!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut tomatoes into 10 wedges.
  2. Pare the cucumber; cut it in half lengthwise& then in thin slices.
  3. Cut onion in half lengthwise& then slice paper thin.
  4. Put the onion slices into a bowl, sprinkle with salt& squeeze in the palm of a hand.
  5. Rinse& pat dry.
  6. On a platter, arrange in succession rows of tomatoes, cucumber slices& onion pieces.
  7. Sprinkle with the dill, salt& chili pepper.
  8. Mix vinegar& dressing& pour over the salad enough to moisten it well.

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