Published On: Wed, Mar 13th, 2013

Moroccan Tomato Cucumber Salad

By Moroccan Chef Alia*

Morocco News Tribune



0.6 pound (300 grams) fresh tomatoes

1 cucumber

1 small sweet yellow onion

2 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro

Juice of 1 lemon (to taste)

Peel of 1 quarter preserved lemon (optional)

1 tablespoon olive oil

Spices: 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin (to taste)


Step 1: Preparing the Ingredients

* The secret of the salad is how small you can chop the tomatoes, cucumber, and onion. When they are chopped into small pieces, then you get all of them in a bit and it makes a huge difference!

* Chop the tomatoes (with the skin), the cucumber, and yellow onion into very small pieces.

* Chop the preserved lemon peel (not the pulp) into very small pieces. If you dont have preserved lemon you can just skip it.

Step 2: Mixing the Ingredients

* In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together: tomatoes, cucumber, onion, preserved lemon peel, lemon juice, chopped cilantro, olive oil, and spices. Mix well. Taste and adjust the spices accordingly.

Step 3:  Serving the Salad

* You can serve the salad in a bowl along with French baguette or Moroccan bread.

* You can make it look fancy by plating it using a large cookie cutter that you put on a plate, fill it with the salad, pack, then slowly remove the cookie cutter. The salad will be shaped nicely.

Bon Appetit!


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