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Israeli Salad

Fresh ingredients add bold flavors to this simple, no-cook salad.

Israeli Salad

Source: Mad Hungry, May 2011


  • 3 medium or 6 small Israeli cucumbers, chopped small
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, chopped small
  • 1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Reviews (6)

  • Amy Haghighi 25 Jul, 2014

    Love this recipe. In Iran it is known as Salad Shirazi and has an addition of onion. I think that no matter what it's called it tastes great. Maybe the choice of wording could be altered to support its vast consumption across the Middle East/Mediterranean. This is a very controversial topic, despite it being just the name of a simple salad, and the choice wording seems to offend many. Time for an edit? Just a thought.

  • smoothness 20 Apr, 2013

    every single family in the middle-eastern part of the mediterranean makes this salad. it belongs to no one (lebanese, syrian, palestinian, israeli, whatever). all haters should get a breath of fresh air, or just go make this salad. sheesh! i bet your grandma didn't call this salad by any name or even care where it came from. stop fussing over everything...

  • DaBkr 13 Aug, 2012

    No NO,,,This is an EXCELLENT recipe. It tastes exactly like the freshest and best dalds I ever had while I visit The Nation Israel. I was go to the West Bank abd their salds tast nothing like Israeli salad at all.. They were very good but I think they used something bitter in the dressing. The Israeli salad was much happier for ALL who ate it! Go Martha!

  • butterflykiss 12 Aug, 2012

    This is IDENTICAL to the Palestinian salad I make, my mom makes, my grandmother made, and many generations before me made. Hmm.. another thing Israel is trying to call their own.
    This should really be called Palestinian Salad, if anything.

  • Hakana Mahaka 12 Aug, 2012

    I just prepared this recipe to specification (with the exception of Israeli onions- what are Israeli onions? Are they Palestinian onions that have been expropriated, just like everything else 'Israeli'?).

    Anyhow, tastes remarkably similar to the Lebanese salad my mother makes. Of course, she got the recipe fom her Syrian mother, who refined while working at a Palestinian restaurant.

  • Marwen Yahyaoui 12 Aug, 2012

    Hey I just did and ate this salad, what an original salad.

    But it really taste like the Palestinian salad, are you sure you did not just stole the Palestinian recipe like you stole Palestine land and rivers and everything there?

    Thank you

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