Middle Eastern Tomato Salad


This salad is a perfect side dish for any phase of the South Beach Diet, or any other diet for that matter, and it's an incredible tasting summer treat for anyone, whether or not you're on a diet. I think it pairs wonderfully with any kind of grilled meat or fish.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
8 servings


  • 1 cup seeded, finely diced cucumber

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup finely diced tomato

  • 1 cup finely diced sweet onion (such as Vidalia®)

  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh parsley

  • ¾ cup finely chopped mint, or to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or more to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place diced cucumber into a colander and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt or as needed; allow to drain for about 15 minutes. Toss drained cucumber with tomato, sweet onion, parsley, and mint. Drizzle salad with olive oil and fresh lemon juice and season with salt and black pepper. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

48 Calories
4g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 48
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 297mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 17mg 86%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 155mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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