Tomato Salad With Tahini Sauce (Middle East, Palestine)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a nice side dish during Ramadan that is normally eaten with pita or flat bread. It is a refreshin twist to a regular salad!


  1. Wash and dice tomatoes. You can leave the skin on the cucumber if you prefer, it adds a little color and crunch. Dice the cucumber as well.
  2. Mix the tahini with garlic, lemon juice,salt, and pepper. You can add a little water to make a thick sauce.
  3. Add the tahini mix with the tomatoes and cucumbers and mix well.
  4. Pour olive oil over salad and garnish with dried mint.
Most Helpful

I tweaked this to five stars! Here is what I did: I used beautiful garden fresh red tomatoes and English cucumber, freshly squeezed lemon juice, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper and organic tahini from my local health food store. In addition I took duonytes idea and added sliced baby purple onion and some flat leaf parsley pretty chopped. For the dressing I added 2-3 tbs of Helmans olive oil mayonnaise to be soy free, this was good for us as it took the peak bitter taste off the tahini which I didn't like so much the first time without this modification. I also did add a bit of water. I would make this again. Made for Ramadan Tag.

UmmBinat September 07, 2009

This reminds me of something that I get as a side at a Mediterranean restaurant near my home that I never knew the name of. I liked this quite well, added some chopped red onion to part of it, which may not be traditional, but was quite tasty. I also added some chopped parsley, which I think worked well. Thanks for a new way to enjoy my bounty of tomatoes.

duonyte August 30, 2009