Azarbaychan Salati

(Azerbaijan Salad)

May: National Salad Month

As warmer weather approaches in our side of the world (southwest USA), we like to cool off with a side salad comprising cucumbers and tomatoes. So many combinations of a cucumber-tomato salad exist in almost every country. In Azerbaijan, red bell pepper and green onions are included, and an olive-lemon dressing gives this salad some bright, citrusy undertones. Try Azarbaychan salati for a simple Eurasian mix during National Salad Month.

(Adapted from National Public Radio)


  • 1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 3 large tomatoes, diced (we used roma)
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 bunch of green onions/scallions, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Chop the cucumbers, dice the tomatoes and red bell pepper and chop the green onions/scallions. Place in a large mixing bowl.

In a measuring cup, combine the olive oil with the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over the cucumbers, tomatoes, bell pepper and onions. Mix well. Serve chilled.


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